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Research Does Not Cost – it Pays!


Hello again readers and apologies for the misquote, I am sure many of you will know the original version. I am still researching my first novel. As it is about historical crime, research is an absolute must. I still need … Continue reading

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Do writers need THREE books to succeed?


As a novice and aspiring writer I am still on a steep learning curve. I have a  wonderful story to tell and am researching it and still working on the plot. The opening chapter has already been revised. I have … Continue reading

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Does crime pay?


Let me qualify this. I am talking about crime writing here. Exactly one week ago I was at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate and waiting for Dragons Pen to begin. Excited and fevered writers were about … Continue reading

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Novel Genesis


July 25 2012 I am writing this blog for a number of reasons but definitely as a record, a diary if you like so anyone who wants to look into the background of anything I write can find some clues … Continue reading

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