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Crossing the Line

Today I received an email from an author – nothing unusual in that you may think, but this was from an author I have never met but have read. In June 2020 I read one of this author’s books and … Continue reading

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20-20 Mick Williams

Hello November. Welcome today Mick Williams a UK born writer now living in the US. Through this blog, I discovered that Mick was born in my hometown and also shares a passion for music like I do – can’t fault … Continue reading

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20-20 Michelle Kidd

Our first 20-20 interviewee is Michelle Kidd a writer based in Bury St Edmunds. What name do you write under? Michelle Kidd. there is another Michelle Kidd who is an American Christian fiction author, so important not to confuse us!  … Continue reading

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6 x 6 Reading Cafe

Last week I was pleased to accept an invitation to read an excerpt of my work at the September 6X6 Reading Cafe at the City of Stoke on Trent Library. The quarterly event is usually a live performance to a … Continue reading

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Nel Deserto Della Scrittura

I had a conversation last week with another writer and it went something like this: HIM: “It’s good to see that you’ve started to write again.” ME: “I never stopped writing.” HIM: “I assumed you had.” ME: “Why?” HIM: “Because … Continue reading

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One Line

Continuing on from my post, The Idea Generator, I thought I’d share another file that’s stored there. I have pages where odd lines that have popped into my head reside. These are often lines that I think would be interesting. … Continue reading

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The Idea Generator

Ideas are key to sustaining writing. A writer needs ideas to generate output. Without ideas a writer can quickly become stale or complacent. For me, starting out writing for the theatre meant that I was lucky. Ideas came from outside … Continue reading

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Shadows On The Grass

In November I was pleased to asked by Misha M. Herwin to be part of her blog tour following the launch of her third novel, Shadows On The Grass. For those of you unfamiliar with Misha’s work, she’s a prolific … Continue reading

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Realistic Dialogue

During a previous meeting with the Renegade Writers, our illustrious leader, Peter Coleborn, said something that ordinarily shouldn’t make sense. He said that dialogue in fiction isn’t true to life, but it has to be written to appear realistic. As … Continue reading

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Put him in his place

A few weeks ago, during a meeting with the Renegade Writers, our youngest member Josh said something that triggered a thought that has now evolved into today’s blog entry.  One member was receiving feedback from the group about his work … Continue reading

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