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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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    Another Christmas Letter this time for December 2015 We have had a comparatively quiet 2015, no book published, no property sold and no exotic holidays.  We are settling in at Catkins, but the work we want to do to extend the dining room into the conservatory has still not happened – there have been difficulties ...Read more