June 2011

Where does creativity come from?

June 24, 2011

I’m sure most people have come across the wonderful world of TED.com. If you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat. TED is essentially a library of fantastic, inspirational talks by some of the world’s most interesting people. The topics are vast, and you will no doubt find many that peak your interest. I was [...]

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Self Publishing your novel – a critical and practical review

June 10, 2011

Okay, so you’ve written something magnificent, and you’d like the world to see it. You’ve sent it to a few publishers and agents, even entered it in some competitions, but unfortunately no one’s taken up your book. So what are your options? Self-publishing has often been seen as a bit of a poor brother to [...]

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Tip 10:Make sure your draft is the best it can be before you show it to a publisher or an agent

June 3, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. This could be the most important tip of all. Everyone in this industry would agree you only get one shot with an agent or a publisher. They [...]

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