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Introducing Alex Macbeth and The Red Die

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The body of a man with a red die in his pocket is washed ashore near a quiet village on the coast of the Indian Ocean in southern Africa. But what looked initially like a…

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Characters as family and the writing process with John R Bell

I’ve just posted a great interview with John R Bell about the journey he undertook to create The Circumstantial Enemy. Love this photo! Check out his thoughts about writing it with the link below!   via When characters are “like … Continue reading

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“Never give up, never surrender!” Book love and advice from author G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

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Today I’m introducing a fellow novelist – G. Elizabeth Kretchmer. Kretchmer is the author of two novels – The Damnable Legacy and Bear Medicine – and a collection of short stories – Women on the…

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Get back in the saddle!

After a year hunkered down to finish writing my novel, I’m tempted to stop and forget about writing for a while. Don’t misunderstand me. I like writing, I love having written, I adore refining and editing and drawing out the meaning, but … Continue reading

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If you need help writing your novel, try this

It’s more of a workshop than a classic course but I benefited so much the first time around, I’m doing it again. It’s excellent. Truly. For more information, go to: Unthank: How to write a novel

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On finding the plot

If you’re like me and plot isn’t your thing, you may not know it yet, and unlikely as it may seem, you need The Plot Whisperer by Marsha Alderson. Amazon describes it as a “plotting system that’s as innovative as it … Continue reading

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10 top tips for attending a bookfair

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In the last month I have been to two bookfairs to sell my novel, Charlatan: the Collingswood Bookfair in New Jersey and the Hockessin Art & Book Fair. Both times I went with members of…

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How very difficult it is…

This morning I came across an article in Marie Claire which had been shared on facebook. It’s by author, Merritt Tierce, whose first novel, Love Me Back, was published to huge critical acclaim in 2014. I’d recommend reading the whole … Continue reading

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Publication Day!

Today is the day! My novel, Charlatan, is available for purchase on Amazon & Barnes and Noble. It has been a long journey…

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Lipo for Manuscripts

When an editor asks you to shorten your work by 15% it’s not out of cruelty, although it might seems so. Here’s an easy fix to trim down and help avoid head n’ heartache: cut adverbs and consider removing the words … Continue reading

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