Category Archives: On Getting Published

Guest Blog About Never Giving Up

I’ve written a guest blog for the Writers and Artists website about why writers sometimes give up too soon in their quest for an agent. You can read it here.  

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On Failure

The other day, a pretty miserable day in general as it happens, I discovered my novel hadn’t made it from the longlist to the shortlist of a well known competition. All in all, it was a ‘I’m this close to … Continue reading

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Season of Hope

Right now is my absolute  favourite time of the year. I love it. Whilst people around me are bemoaning the passing of summer and the return to school runs, stews and soggy weather, I’m relishing the absence of barbecues, bared flesh and … Continue reading

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Writers and Artists Blog

Just posted another guest blog on this excellent website for writers. This time all about the etiquette surrounding multiple submissions. Read it here.

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How to Get a Clear Perspective on your Manuscript

I have actually lost count of how many times I’ve revised my manuscript. It makes no sense to talk in terms of numbers of drafts any more. I’ve made minor alterations and I’ve done full scale re-writes. I’ve made changes … Continue reading

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Out Now!

The third in my series of blogs for the Writers and Artists website.  About entering novel writing competitions.  Read it here.

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Post-Submission Decisions

Here’s my second guest blog for Writers and Artists, all about the dilemmas that crop up once you’ve sent your submission to agents. To read it click here.

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Guest Blog Writers and Artists

I am delighted to say that I have been invited to write a guest blog for the Writers and Artists website. It’s called Leapfrogging the Slushpile and is about my experiences of live pitching to agents. You can read it … Continue reading

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