Category Archives: Second novel

A game of drafts

First of all, I’m so sorry for the awful pun in the title. I don’t know what I was thinking. But I had to call it something. Anyway, this begins with a delightful afternoon tea I had with my editor … Continue reading

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A writing pep-talk (for myself): Part 2

Last week: not a great one. Words written: around 3000. Words deleted: around 8000. Cups of coffee drunk: 12. Fits of anguished rage: 8-14 (depending on whether you count the ones that took place in dreams). New week, new start. … Continue reading

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The misty moors

My second novel centres on a religious cult living on some remote moorland, cut off from the outside world. To help me create a more compelling sense of atmosphere, I recently took a research trip to Dartmoor and spent a … Continue reading

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