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The Future of Publishing

This is an absolutely brilliant view on the future (or end?) of publishing – put together by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books.  A must see for anyone interested in writing or publishing in today’s environment.  Truly creative! What are your thoughts about where our industry is heading?

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The Magic Begins!

My book is humming along beautifully!  Thanks to all who’ve been checking in with me online, and off.  Still working on a block of text that will become chapters 5-7 (thought 5 was done, turns out I’m still messing with it) – but it’s shaping up nicely and I’m thrilled with how it’s reading. This […]

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Outside the Writing Room: The Extroverted Author

For years I doubted whether I’d ever be able to write a book – not for lack of talent or ideas, but because I am an extrovert.  All the books I’d ever read about becoming an author said the same thing: be prepared to sit in a room all day long, by yourself.  Personally, I […]

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Character and Raison d’Être

You’ve heard the saying “there are no small roles, only small actors.”  Well, I argue the same is true of characters.  We’ve all read at least one book that had a “stock” character – someone following the formula for his archetype so closely that he was just dull; the disgruntled employee, the ditzy blonde or […]

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My Muse

The gods of creative energy have a twisted sense of humour.  First they instill in us an obsessive need to produce something from nothing (a novel, a musical score, a sculpture etc).  Then they stand back and let us flounder around in our potential.  It’s almost like they’re testing us; waiting to see which of […]

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Neil Gaiman

This is an author you want to check out. He’s kooky and entertaining; a brilliant writer with a diversified career (kids books, adult novels, screenplays for tv and film and graphic novels). He wrote “Coraline” which was recently made into a movie – those of you with kids will recognize it. I first came across […]

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