New gig – Wrabfest

We’ve got a new gig – at [ Wrabfest ], a one-day festival in a village near to us. It is a huge affair, offering foodstalls, a beer tent, and two stages with acoustic and electric bands throughout the afternoon and evening. There’s something for everyone! Including, of course, The Big Write, where we work

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Busy and not busy

It’s one of those months. When I look through the calendar, I see almost nothing booked for me. For my partner, [ Anita Belli ], she’s incredibly busy working in primary schools in the local area, delivering a literacy project based on several topics in the curriculum. I’m hopping from project to project, seemingly unable

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Corruption of Innocents

Following discussions with some of my fellow writing colleagues, I’ve decided to pick up a book I initially wrote during the 2015 NaNoWriMo challenge. The title keeps changing, and it’s been “Corruption“, “The Innocents“, and “Corruption of Innocents“. Titles are important to me! After some back-and-forth, I decided to make this a companion piece to

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100kword100days update

Further to my 2019 goals, I’ve been working on the novel “MELTDOWN”, during the 100kwords100days challenge. It was going pretty well – it’s more of a rewrite than a first draft. The first draft was written way back in 2013, during NaNoWriMo. The story sort of held together, but there were several plot holes. And

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Essex Book Festival

My partner, [ Anita Belli ] has been booked for several drop-in sessions with the [ Essex Book Festival ], working with children and adults to help them with their creativity. In addition, Anita, myself and our colleague [ Ellie Holmes ] are present at the Essex Author Day. This is a chance for Essex

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The NovelMakers

There’s a new project on the go! In conjunction with my colleagues and partners Anita Belli and Ellie Holmes, we have created a new venture. The intention is to help novel writers and, as we say, turn a Writer into an Author – helping them from their manuscript to produce a publishable novel. We will

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Jumping into 2019

I’m splitting my look forward to 2019 into two parts: my own writing, and my writing-related business plans. In terms of writing in the near future, I’m participating in the 100kwords100days challenge again, and the project for that has the title “Meltdown”. It’s a thriller. It’s something I wrote (badly) a few years ago, but

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End of year – 2018

Look back on 2018 This was an interesting year, for sure. I looked back on my goals for 2018, written around this time last year.Embarrassing.2018 was going to be The Year Of Publishing Dangerously.I was going to publish at least 4 (count ‘em) novels this last year. I was also going to publish two collections

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