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Jan

Third book due for 2016 release

After the success of my first two books, ‘Missing Gretyl: You Only Love Twice’ and ‘The Inside Scoop: The Secret Journal of a Prime Minister’, Here is a sample of my third book called ‘No Idea’, due for release in 2016. x Chapter 4 BRAT DOLL I arrive five minutes late at the Job Centre …

3
Sep

Aylan Kurdi – You will never be forgotten.

I hear you, Aylan Kurdi, along with the voices of a thousand others; children, mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, all crying out for refuge and help. RIP little man. Your death will not be in vain. Though your short life was taken so tragically from you, we know your story, and many …

16
May

THE REJECTION LETTER

There are many examples on the Internet where authors lament their lack of success at bagging an agent or publisher. Some have tried hundreds of times, to no avail; others have found a huge readership, like J.K.Rowling, but not before dozens of rejection letters. Consider a few of these: William Golding , the author of The Lord …

13
May

THE WRITER WITH PERSPECTIVE

When a writer receives a thoughtful, positive or even glowing review of their work, it can make a huge difference to their day. Instead of the glass being half empty, it can very easily become half full, and the encouragement from readers help them to feel good about the way forward for their writing. However, successful writing is all …

8
May

THE GIVING WRITER

Unless a person has undertaken the exciting, yet costly and often painful journey of writing a book, it’s fair to say that the reader may have little knowledge of what has taken place ‘behind the scenes’. Books rarely record the hundreds of hours of thoughtful planning, research, writing and rewriting. Then there are the financial costs …

1
May

THE JOY OF NOT BEING SOLD ANYTHING

Something happened to me last Friday that inspired this blog. I needed some fuel, so I pulled up into the Tesco garage and walking over to the pump, removed the black nozzle from the diesel holder. Before I pulled the trigger I noticed a large advert on the grip of the nozzle: ‘You can advertise here and reach thousands …

15
Apr

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY. DID WE MISS IT?

This video has already been seen by over six million people via YouTube, Facebook etc. It’s a well told story about a copyrighter who walks past a blind beggar during her working day and instead of continuing on her way, she turns back and decides to act. First, we see that the blind beggar is …

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