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15/09/2016
toads don't wear tutus

Toads don’t wear tutus

Toads don’t wear tutus* Mrs Toad wants to be a ballet dancer but is, by her nature, ugly. Mr Otter the surgeon has refused to work on her no less that seven times: “Insert feathers into that skin? A beak? […]
04/07/2016
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Things I’ve learnt since landing a publishing contract

Things I’ve learnt since landing a publishing contract The move from aspiring author to published author is a strange and sometimes unsettling one. Like poking your head above the clouds you’ve spent years climbing towards, only to realise you haven’t actually […]
23/06/2016

3 weird things you’ll recognise if you’re in a long-term relationship

3 weird things you’ll recognise if you’re in a long-term relationship So, you’re with the love of you life. Which means you’ve probably developed some weird habits and annoy your friends a bit. Except most of your friends are now ‘couple’ […]
07/06/2016
How relationships end

How do relationships really end? With a bang or a trickle?

New novel explores how relationships really end How do relationships really end? Is it one momentous moment triggered by an event like an affair or betrayal? Or a slow decline, going unnoticed at first, building to a crescendo? New novel […]
19/03/2016
Ready to get published

Agents or publishers? Who should you approach first?

Agents or publishers? Who should you approach first? A friend recently asked me to meet up with his flatmate, also a writer, to give some advice on how to find a publisher. As we chatted and he talked through his experience […]
11/03/2016
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Should you include the end of your novel in Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature?

Should you include the end of your novel in Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature? My publisher has added the ‘Look Inside’ feature for Beat The Rain on Amazon, which is fantastic. But included in this is the epilogue of the novel. […]