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David Kershaw

Originally posted on The Book Word:
Today I went to the funeral of one of my favourite lecturers, David Kershaw. It was brilliant to see so many people there who had clearly been touched by him. You see, David was…

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More than the sky

To my youngest sister and my newest sister A soppy little note on the occasion of your marriage ❤ A wedding day flies by so quickly. And that’s fine. Because with luck, love and determination, a marriage lasts for life. … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman on writing, publishing and ideas

The latest video on my YouTube channel is of Neil Gaiman answering questions from various interviews. I’ve pulled together the ones I liked the best. He’s wise and very funny, as one might expect. I hope you enjoy.

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The Troll book 1: The boy with the sliver of ice in his heart

My new book, the first in THE TROLL series, is out in just four days time, and available for pre-order now here  http://mybook.to/TheTroll_Sliverofice You can find out more about the book and hear some extracts in this video. I hope … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Back in May, I wrote a little here about my first foray into Independent Publishing, or what would have been called self-publishing until recent years. I’ve set up my own imprint, which I’ve called  Blue Morpho Press (in honour of the … Continue reading

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Advice from Stephen King

Over the last few months, I’ve been building a channel on YouTube and adding videos. I am quite a visual person, I think, and find this an engaging way to share thoughts and be social online. It’s still early days; … Continue reading

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So I turned my blog post into a video. Advice for writers, the trance remix

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The (Election) Night Lingers…. (and other stories)

It’s Election night and we are gutted already, but we are staying up to see in the (possibly less than) Brave New World. In the meantime, it feels like as good a time as any to announce that I have … Continue reading

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Some advice for writers

Start by imagining a trance soundtrack. Something like the backdrop to that speech about wearing sunscreen. You can play the original in the background, if you want to. Then I can explain. WRITE Don’t listen to other writers. Or listen to them fine and … Continue reading

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Getting overcarried

Today I got overcarried. That is a word; not a spelling mistake. It’s a word I’d never come across before today and having it happen to me has renewed my faith in human nature. What happened was that I missed … Continue reading

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