MAINSTREAM OR INDIE – the pros and cons

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  They don’t print novels this way any more…. I finished my last article, Mainstream or Indi – which way would you go, with a couple of questions: Question one asked whether you thought it true that mainstream published authors received 30% royalties. Well sadly the answer … Continued

MAINSTREAM OR INDIE – which way would you go?

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First let me apologise for the title because it assumes that when it comes to publishing, there is a choice to be had – which there is, but maybe not the obvious one. A true choice would exist for a … Continued

Misfits & Strangers – a contemplation on the legacy of war

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2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. This is not news, the media will be awash with references, but for me it is personal. War carries a legacy… Firstly, let me say a word about my maternal grandfather. I … Continued

Writing Buddies – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Writing Buddies and the Art of Critique I am about to test-drive a new writing buddy….   I won’t be saying anything specific about this relationship as we have agreed that confidentiality is all important, but I would like to … Continued

All Good Things….

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  I’m sure you know the saying: ‘all good things must come to an end…’   Before moving to Cornwall in 2011, I taught creative writing for the University of Cambridge ICE. I loved it, I love teaching, but it … Continued