Monthly Archives: April 2014

Made in Greenwich!

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This Wednesday evening, 30 April, I will be participating in my first event since I’ve returned from my SE Asian book tour. And I couldn’t be more pleased. Made in Greenwich is a gallery, arts centre and meeting place which focusses …

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Researching the Next Novel

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I try to give myself a break. I know that the year in which a new novel is published needs to be devoted to giving that novel the best start in life it possibly can get. That means spending a …

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From Contract to Shelf: The Let-Down

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Over the years, I have read, and written, a lot of advice about writing, but I have to admit, this is a subject I don’t read very much about. My guess is, though, that it effects more writers than not. There …

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Beautiful Words, by Nik Perring

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Nik Perring is an incredibly creative and innovative writer whose work I’ve been following for years now. I first wrote about him here when I discussed his collection of short stories called Not So Perfect. At that time I wrote: Not …

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On the Radio and Otherwise in Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur was the last stop on my SE Asian book tour. In 36 hours I had two events. One evening I drove about an hour out of town to the campus of The University of Nottingham, Kuala Lumpur. There …

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From Contract to Shelf: The Book Tour

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World-weary authors will talk about their book tours with bleary eyes and gravely throats. But I do love my little tours, although they cost me money (don’t be fooled into thinking they pay for themselves or that anyone else will …

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