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01/02/2018
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Madness, normality, reality

Madness, normality, reality Excerpt, The Pursuit of Ordinary ‘Joe says he feels like a deadheaded plant,’ Dan said to Natalie last week, a light smile on his face. ‘Like his head has been chopped off and mine has grown back […]
29/01/2018
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Who gets to say what’s normal?

Who gets to say what’s normal? Excerpt, The Pursuit of Ordinary ‘Dad,’ he said, eventually. ‘Hold on, I want to watch the news,’ his dad replied, flapping a hand at him, as if to shoo him away.‘Dad, I’m serious,’ Dan […]
25/01/2017
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Over-editing, a writers invisible enemy

Over-editing, a writers invisible enemy? Over-editing, worse, perhaps, than the writer’s other well-fed demon: keeping hold of your ‘darlings’ and not editing enough. On the days when confidence is low, it’s tempting to decide your work isn’t good enough. Perhaps if […]
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. […]