Tag Archives: Fiction

What Makes You Think You’re Any Good at Writing?

There’s a common misconception that if you’re a writer, it logically follows that you must be loaded because you obviously sell a lot of books. It also seems to be the common perception that if you’re a well-known writer you … Continue reading

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At the Starting Blocks

It took two hours of careful construction, but my new writing desk came into being on Friday evening. I’ve built a few items of furniture over the last week but this was the toughest, mainly because it was so large … Continue reading

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A Bit More On Baccara

Sales of Baccara Burning are going better than I expected following its release on Friday. From what I can tell, over half of these sales have come through people who already bought and enjoyed Stella, the book that Baccara is … Continue reading

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Baccara Burning Launched Today

As you’ll know, these last few months have been pretty turbulent for me, what with sickness, a new job, and other life events. The result of all this change meant I hadn’t written anything in a year, which was probably … Continue reading

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What’s Up for 2013?

About the only thing I managed to do during the latter half of last year was put together a plan of work for the new 2012/13 writing year – that’s September onwards. Obviously, that’s been nothing short of a disaster … Continue reading

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GDRs: September’s Plan of Attack

Okay, so I’m nearly done with all my reviewing and planning, and it’s time to get down to work. So here’s September’s plan. Regular readers will notice it’s much, much smaller than of my previous years’ efforts, but at least … Continue reading

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The Non-Writing Life Versus The Writing Life

Last week it was almost freezing here in Scotland. Dark clouds smothered the nation; rain, drizzle and hail fell at one point or another; beer gardens were empty. This week is a different story, and as if the Gods that … Continue reading

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