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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. […]
03/03/2016

How I accidentally wrote a psychological thriller

How I accidentally wrote a psychological thriller I didn’t set out to write a psychological thriller. In fact, if I’m honest, I didn’t even realise I had written one. I was pitching Beat The Rain as literary fiction, general fiction, relationship […]
08/02/2016
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All relationships start as love stories. They don’t all end as one.

Beat The Rain – a love story about dysfunctional people All relationships start out as love stories. But they don’t all end as one. In the past, in the beige neutrality of our flat with lawn mowers and televisions and […]
28/01/2016
Beat The Rain initial book cover concepts

The importance of book cover design – and it’s not what you think

The importance of book cover design – and it’s not what you think The cover design for Beat The Rain has been a really interesting journey for me – and was a big part of the highs and lows of […]