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That very last (honest, I mean it) revision – what I look for

I’ve been doing  a lot of revision recently.  On top of finalising the second and third books for Inspector Kirby I am also revisiting my first book, for which I’ve had books two and three […]

Ideas – where does that next great book come from?

I write this now because I’m struggling.  I’ve finished revising books two and three of my Inspector Kirby series and I’m searching for ideas for book four.  I’ve got two other books to revise, however, […]

Indie authors – is writing that series the key?

Like most indie-authors I’m looking for the “secret of sales”.  How do I get the word out, how do I attract those followers I need.  And yes I know it’s not all about selling, at […]

Who and what has influenced me as a writer?

I was asked what influenced me as writer recently.  At first I thought it was an easy thing to answer.  I’ve said before that Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End is what got me hooked on […]

What’s wrong with a nice story?

The prompt for this post was a film I watched recently, Salmon fishing is the Yemen.  I knew it had good crits and it’d been on my “to see” list for a long time.  From […]