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A Way With Words

November 29th, 2013

First, thanks to Jane for her post on research. At one time writers were told “Write about what you know.” Now, I think “What you know, or what you can find out about” is more appropriate! And it’s never been easier to find the facts and the background information you need or contact an expert for help. Read the rest of this entry »

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Getting Away From it all!

November 27th, 2013

A recent blog post mentioned the chance to get away from it all for a few days at the wonderful Gladstone Library. That got me thinking about what the benefits are, if any, of more formal writing retreats. Read the rest of this entry »

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Useful Websites

November 25th, 2013

Hello All,

Romance novels – I bet you’re thinking Mills and Boon and you’d be right, seeing as they are one of the biggest publishers of romance novels on the planet! But they are only one of many publishers dedicated to publishing romance novels, and they publish them because they are hugely popular. So, it may be something you might want to try. If you do, here are some helpful websites to check out. Read the rest of this entry »

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That All Important Research

November 22nd, 2013

No matter what genre you write, every book carries some element of research and, for crime fiction, the weight is a heavy one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Christmas Markets!

November 20th, 2013

They’re here! Yes, the Christmas Markets have arrived – well in Manchester anyway! And, you may not think so, but this could present a great opportunity for an article. Just think, you’ve got people from all over Europe right on your doorstep, what tales of travel could they tell you? Read the rest of this entry »

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