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Bladdered or Shitfaced? The gentle art of word choice and the bogglement of page-proofing.

No, I’m neither bladdered not shitfaced – that’s one of my characters. I’m sober as the proverbial judge, and doing page proofs. Five hundred and thirty four pages of closely printed text – almost one hundred and seventy thousand words. … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding for a Series

In the last blog I talked about Committing Trilogy, but glossed over the worldbuilding aspects so I could talk about them in this blog entry. I’m going to (mostly) talk about the worldbuilding involved in my futuristic SF trilogy, though … Continue reading

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Committing Trilogy

As I write this blog post I’m editing and polishing my third Psi-Tech book, Nimbus, the last in my trilogy of space operas (though there may be more ahead set in the same universe—it’s too early to tell, yet.) It’s … Continue reading

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Order Books For the Holidays

This is all about other people’s books because–well–BOOKS! We’re coming up to the gift-giving season, so don’t forget books. My mum, who will be 90 in January, is trying to read her way through all the Wilbur Smith back catalogue, … Continue reading

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Guest Interview on Diabolical plots

There’s a guest interview with me on the Diabolocal Plots Website which hosts the excellent Submission Grinder story nmarkets discovery tool. http://www.diabolicalplots.com/?p=12558

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The Three Letter Word

My son congratulated me on getting my three book publishing deal and we talked about the first book, Empire of Dust. He was interested in word counts, outlining and revision – the writing process in general. He’s in the middle … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Book View Cafe

So pleased to have the opportunity to answer Nancy Jane Moore’s interview questions on the ever-wonderful Book View Cafe blog. Here’s the piece: Whatever Makes You Weird.

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