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To Swear or Not to Swear – That is the F*****g Question

Having been brought up as a God-fearing Christian, when I began writing my first novel I was faced with a bit of a dilemma: should I allow my fictional characters to swear? I was born in the 1970s, when swearing … Continue reading

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Three Books EVERY Author Should Own and Read

Prior to penning my first novel, most of my dabblings with the written word fell squarely under the banner of ‘Technical Authoring’: IT-based ‘how-to’ guides, scientific papers and reports, and a 300-page PhD thesis. So, before starting work on my … Continue reading

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Writing Should Excite the Writer – Not Just the Reader

An Indie Author’s Approach to the Novel Writing Process Shortly after I started writing my first novel, I watched the BBC’s Nick Higham interview a well-known author on one of its News channel’s regular ‘Meet the Author’ slots. I remember … Continue reading

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