Monthly Archives: January 2015

How to Create Multi-Dimensional Characters—Everybody Lies

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via the award-winning show “House.” Back in the Spring we started talking about ways to create multi-dimensional characters. Then I probably saw something shiny and, in case you are wondering? NO, I can’t…

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Listen to Good Advice, but Trust Yourself

I’m a great advocate of writers’ critique groups, either face to face or online, but every person you show your writing to will have a different opinion: “You over-explain.” “I don’t understand X, could you unpack it a little more?” … Continue reading

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Another short story sale

I’ve just had an acdeptance for my story ‘Pitch’ to the  Knightwatch Press anthology: ‘Ten – Thou Shalt Not’. Publication is due in July 2015. So now that’s five short story sales in 2015 so far and it’s only 18th … Continue reading

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Selling Short Stories

I had yet another short story acceptance in this morning’s email, which now means I’ve had four sales in the first twelve days of 2015. That sounds fantastic, doesn’t it, as if selling short stories is as easy as falling … Continue reading

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Short story Sales 2015

It’s only 8th January and so far I’ve sold three short stories this year, all flash fiction (i.e. under 1000 words) and all due for publication within the next few months: Mort’s Laws to Nature’s Futures (Nature Magazine) Times Two … Continue reading

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2014 – Looking Backwards and Forwards – 2015

Looking back to 2014 2014 is the year I achieved my ambition and officially became a novelist with the publication of Empire of Dust in November. I’m still slightly surprised – even though I’ve known since mid 2013 that it … Continue reading

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