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Planning to Write, Writing to a Plan

March 21st 2014

In conversations with fellow authors I have heard differing opinions about how they tackle writing a novel. Some are meticulous in their planning and have worked out the beginning, middle and end of their story the moment they put fingers to keyboard. This must be reassuring as they can see, albeit in the far distance, […]


The Power of the Internet

November 09th 2013

Many thanks to all the thousands of US, Canadian, UK, Continental European and India based downloaders of ‘Hidden Lives’ during the free promotional period on Amazon Kindle on Thursday Nov 7-8. Without the power of the internet we’d never have met. I hope you all enjoy the book, its mad characters and the dark English […]


Becoming an e-book writing entrepreneur

November 07th 2013

Last Saturday I attended a seminar in London hosted by Bloomsbury Publishing on e-book marketing. It was very informative and well attended. The meeting was held in a lecture theatre at Imperial College and so for all us literary parvenus it was rather intimidating to see cut out jet engines and other wonderous pieces of […]


A flight of fancy

June 24th 2013

A shot of me in the No 2 seat of my friend’s WW2 Dakota, somewhere over Europe. Couldn’t resist this little nostalgia trip.


New website

First outing for my new author website to help promote my first novel Hidden Lives, with a little help from Victoria at YorkshireWords. No ghostwriting whatsoever has occurred in the making of this blog post.