The Accidental Writer!

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The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’

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Horror Fiction: Update

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Horror fiction, what’s happened to it? I was wondering about it recently, and thought I can’t be the only one, can I?

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Minimum Wage! Welcome to a Writer’s Life – Not for the faint-hearted!

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So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!

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The Art of Good Storytelling

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It’s one thing to be able to tell a story. If it gets published it might sell reasonably well – good going. However, it is an entirely different thing to be able to tell a GREAT story that will go on to sell bucket-loads regardless of your chosen publishing route.

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How to Become a Better Creative Writer

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Did I tell you that I am a perfectionist by nature? Well I am.  It’s not enough for me to just want to write. It is my wish to write well, and to get better and better…

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Stuart MacBride: Cold Granite – A Book Review

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I have just finished reading Cold Granite, a novel by the Scottish writer Stuart MacBride.  You know the sort of scenario for us writer types. You have just finished reading one book and are looking for your next great read…

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