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Being an indie author is just completing the circle

Anyone who read my last post has probably realised what I’m planning to do with Death Will Find Me, my 1920s-set crime novel. I’m going to self-publish it. It’s something I never thought I’d do, but I’ve run a publishing … Continue reading

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Writing in the dunes, imagining the scene as the German Navy surrendered…

In the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, back when I was writing an early draft of Death Will Find Me and still getting to know my characters, I saw an image from the day the German fleet surrendered to the British … Continue reading

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Another update…

I seem to spend my life composing vague, holding posts that sit in my drafts folder, while I wait for concrete news of what’s going on with The Book. Things are happening. But slowly. I truly believe that there are … Continue reading

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What non-writers don’t know about literary agents. Or, it’s not like the Yellow Pages

As you know, I was recently taken on by a literary agent (still excited about that) and I’m getting down to writing my next book. More on that process later – trust me, it’s quite a change of mind-set. On … Continue reading

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At last…!

That’s it – the revised manuscript has been sent to the agent who suggested some tweaks. I have rewritten chunks, edited the rest and I think the novel is better for it. It has taken far longer than it should … Continue reading

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