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Six lessons in the school of hard knocks

English was one subject I truly loved at school. As a teenager, I would have three novels on the go at any given time. I enjoyed…

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You are worth a rest

I am on my first real holiday in years. A holiday where the beach is the only destination on the itinerary. A holiday where reading is for pleasure only (I'm thoroughly…

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For the love of technology

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me … going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful … that's what…

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The strange truth about fiction

"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." Mark Twain One of my tweeps  - if you're not on Twitter,…

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Getting the words out

I recently had a chat with a friend on Facebook who asked me to give him some tips about writing. I thought I'd post part…

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Epiphany from the edge

People often ask me how I got into writing. So, at the expense of my autobiography, I'm going to share the story with you. In…

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Reading the bones

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot."  ~ Stephen King…

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