How I Wrote My Crime Debut, The Other Twin

Here’s an early plotting experiment via index card of my crime debut, The Other Twin. This was over eighteen months ago, so the narrative threads changed A LOT as I outlined, re-outlined and even returned to page one several times! The path for this one did not run smooth AT ALL. Back then, it even…

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How I Wrote ‘The Retribution of Elsie Buckle’

If you want to read more about my work and how I wrote it, then check these posts out too: How I Wrote SKYJACK (post-apocalyptic novella) How I Wrote LOVE YOU TO DEATH (short story) With more to be added, HERE as I go. Enjoy … When London Screenwriters Festival launched the search for fifty…

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My Year In Writing – 3 For 3!

I’d been so busy with my drafts, edits and submissions for my novel, The Other Twin during most of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 that I’d resigned myself for not having anything published this year. But oh look – I couldn’t have been more wrong!! 2016, for me, was the year of the short…

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DARK MINDS – How I wrote LOVE YOU TO DEATH

LOVE YOU TO DEATH is part of the Dark Minds anthology, a charity collection of short stories to raise money for Hospice UK and Sophie’s Appeal. Available in ebook, paperback and audiobook. Like all my stories, long or short, LOVE YOU TO DEATH is part real-life, part research-based. Before I start, I should say –…

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DARK MINDS – get a taste of the tales in the book!

So, the charity collection DARK MINDS is here! Raising money for two GREAT causes, this anthology of short stories has some of your favourite bestselling authors in it … oh, and ME too! It’s available in eBook, paperback and audio book so to order your copy, CLICK HERE or on the first pic below. We really…

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5 Reasons A Great Cover Will Sell More Books

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but here’s why I think you should … We’ve all heard bookworms say they don’t care about the cover as long as the story is good but in the next breath they’ll say, ‘I bought it because I liked the cover!’ Truth is, we want…

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Top 5 Quotes For Creating Your Own Dystopian World

I love this from the unstoppable Hina Malik, who’s providing some great writing insights – not just for authors, but us readers who love dystopian worlds so much. Thanks Hina! 1) “The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.”― Lois Lowry, The Giver Dystopian novels are set…

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