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28/08/2020

Toads don’t wear tutus

Mrs. Toad wants to be a ballet dancer but is, by her nature, ugly. Dr. Otter has refused to work on her no less that seven times
14/08/2020
A young man writes a book at night on a typewriter

Being brutal to be kind: becoming a word slasher

Being brutal to be kind: becoming a word slasher Turns out I haven’t written a blog article since January 2019. I’m sure you’ve been weeping uncontrollably waiting for this update, so weep no more. Some of you may remember I […]
04/04/2019

The Pursuit of Ordinary a finalist in The People’s Book Prize

The Pursuit of Ordinary a finalist in The People’s Book Prize Writing is full of ups and downs, confidence and self-doubt. If you ever want to see a writer embarrassing himself by publishing a blog article while in the ‘low, I’m […]
02/01/2019

Write for the love of writing

Write for the love of writing I’m such a dick. I barely wrote a word in 2018 and I’ve just looked at my website and realised I also haven’t written a blog article since May 2018 and even that was […]
05/05/2018

Stop making excuses, you have got time

Ever since I was a boy, I’ve dreamed of being a novelist. I ground my parents down until they bought me an electric typewriter when I was about 11 years old so I could write a rip off Hardy Boys […]
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. […]