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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Thoughts on Creativity – A Ramble!

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Where does creativity reside? In your soul? In your head? In your cells? In the atmosphere?

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The Skill of Writing

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Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a good writer? Any kind of writer? What distinguishes an average writer from a great writer?

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Cold In Hand, John Harvey – A Book Review

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Those of you who are familiar with the writer John Harvey will know about the character Charlie Resnick. He features in several John Harvey books, Cold in Hand being no exception. Continue reading “Cold In Hand, John Harvey – A Book Review”

Social Media: Friend or Foe for the Creative Writer?

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Let me ask you something, how much time did you spend yesterday or the day before on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, and all the other social media sites? One, two, three hours or more…

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Goodnight Lady, Martina Cole – A Book Review

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Happy 2018 – Gosh where did 2017 go? Let’s hope the NEW YEAR is starting with a bang for you! While I am on the subject of starting January 2018 with a bang, here is my favourite Martina Cole book. Yes, that British crime writer who started her career 26 years ago with the bestselling novel Dangerous Lady.

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Bah Humbug

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Well, well, well, so Christmas 2017 is finally behind us. Didn’t it rush up fast!! I bet you thought you would not survive all the festive activities, visiting family that you haven’t seen since, well, last year, making small talk, smiling sweetly! Hell, they don’t call it the ‘silly season‘ for nothing!

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