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Become an Indie Author – Self Publish your book on Amazon Part 3 of 3


Hello again Readers Welcome back to my blog about publishing and selling your book / books on Amazon. This will be the third and final instalment. Ok so you have received an email from Amazon to say your book is … Continue reading

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Just Published my First Book on Amazon! Important Update!


After many many months of research and a full year writing my mission is complete! My first book is now published on Amazon- a dream come true! I was working to a deadline to complete this work. The very real events … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Three days to Launch! – The Trial


Hello again readers. Just a few days from my book being uploaded to Amazon. Herewith another blog about how the book was created and some of the resources I used…. In Victorian times criminals were tried in three types of … Continue reading

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ARE WRITERS BORN?


Or can you be taught to write?  Not much doubt in the mind of published author Hanif Kureishi, the creator of The Buddha of Suburbia plus the Oscar nominated My Beautiful Laundrette. Writing in today’s edition of UK newspaper The … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 12 Is it time? ( First Draft)


The street outside Shire Hall was completely full of people. Many had been waiting since dawn. A large group of women had taken a position in the nearby St Mary’s graveyard and had been there since the early hours; their … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 6 The Inquisition Resumes Part 1 (First Draft)


On Monday 27th May   the roads and lanes leading to Nottingham were unusually busy. Crowds of people were making their way towards High Pavement, location of Shire Hall, also known as County Hall. It was located in one of the … Continue reading

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Do I show or do I tell?


Hello again Readers. I am preparing myself for a Writer’s conference next week in Harrogate. I hope to pitch my story at this event and will need a good synopsis. I will also need a complete first chapter. Now here … Continue reading

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