Category Archives: Writing

Indigenous sea criminal subject matter

Indigenous sea criminal subject matter One is auditorially stimulated by a number of thoroughfares Immobilise the tuning dial that is in your possession  Consider oneself to be comfortable as if in one’s own domicile We are in possession of vegetation, … Continue reading

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What might have happened if R Kelly had been a member of a writer’s workshop

In today’s writing workshop, we’re going to look at  R Kelly’s Ignition (remix)  I enjoyed reading this piece of work and can certainly see that there’s a rhythm to the way you use words. I particularly liked the bouncing, tooting and … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again

I’ve always loved autumn. The carpets of shed leaves, the colours, the skies. Halloween and all the fancy dress and apple bobbing and toffee. Bonfire Night and fireworks, the smell of gunpowder in the air. And, in Nottingham, the fair … Continue reading

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What is crime fiction?

This week, on a course about Crime Fiction, we were asked the question ‘what is crime fiction?’ You’d have thought we’d know, since we’d signed up for a fairly significant chunk of education on the subject, but it was harder … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun

I’m often asked by writing students about copyright and plagiarism, and the best ways to make sure no one steals your ideas. It’s something that beginners seem unduly concerned about. I’m not saying it can’t happen but I’ve never really worried. … Continue reading

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The Troll at Christmas, post 3

I got all excited in the pub last night, when someone suggested that my TROLL novella might be the first social media thriller. They said they’d never heard of anything similar, so I immediately needed to find out if they were … Continue reading

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THE TROLL at Christmas: Post 2

My apologies, folks. I had promised to post this yesterday and ended up out with friends for most of the day and all evening. So here it is now. Chapter 1 of the the first novella in my TROLL series. … Continue reading

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The Troll at Christmas

If you are a regular reader of this blog, or my facebook and twitter feeds, then you won’t have been able to miss that, this year, I wrote and published a trilogy of thriller novellas called THE TROLL. What you might not know is … Continue reading

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Words and how to use them, number 1: Internet Troll

In a bizarre moment of synchronicity, I was reminded today of one of the factors that influenced me when I was writing my latest book series THE TROLL. It was all to do with a recent post someone made on … Continue reading

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