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  It’s over a year since I wrote a post on this blog and you may well be asking why so long? After finishing what I thought was the final draft of The Fatal Step I sent the novel to The Literary Consultancy for a professional edit. The reader’s, Claire McGowan overview was that she had…

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Editing

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I finished the first complete draft of my next novel ‘Fatal Step’ and started to self edit it; that vital survey of the whole book. I knew there were some significant gaps particularly in the story line for DC Alexis Seymour, and I was looking to correct that when I had an idea that transforms…

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Fatal Step

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I have just completed the first draft of my next Cassie Hardman novel. I’ve put it in a metaphorical drawer on my computer until February and then I will have to start punching it into shape.  Writers are advised to read their work out loud in orer to check for mistakes but I have discovered…

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Crucial Evidence

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Since Crucial Evidence was first published as a paperback in January 2014 and then as an e-book in February, I have been ruminating on why I write and why I want to publish my writing. I had a successful career at the Bar which provided me with at least five minutes of fame with articles…

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  • Crucial Evidence
    I don’t spend a lot of time looking at the reviews for Crucial Evidence or for Trial and Errors but this one is very recent — the end of last year. On Trials and Errors the reviewer says:- Reality and fallibility of the British legal system This is a tantalising taster of Margaret Barnes’ novel ...Read more