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The writing process – Look who’s talking

As promised, another instalment summarising some of what I have learnt as I pursue a path as an author of books. This post is dedicated to speech, dialogue, spoken word, the sentences between inverted commas that can bring a story to life. When I wrote Misspelt Yoof, there was obviously going to be a cast […]

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The writing process – Write more to write less

What a title! What does that mean? It’s simple really: A writer must write a lot to then get the most out of a few words. Still confused? Ok, let me explain what I learnt about the importance of rereading and rewriting. Editing is no joke. When I write, and I’m sure it’s the same […]

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Writing a book – What’s it really like?

Almost one year ago I self-published my first novel, Misspelt Yoof, a coming of age story about a teenager who finds himself struggling to navigate bad influences and situations in the wake of his older brother’s untimely death. My first book started off as blog entries spanning back almost ten years. When I saw what […]