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THE ROOM by Jonas Karlsson

Hovering around the New In section of Bow Ideas Store, I had a quick glance at the stand and I saw this. The kooky cover drew me in. It looked suitably Beckettian which is always intriguing. The author Jonas Karlsson … Continue reading

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My Novel Duff Is Coming Soon!

I have written a novel, ‘Duff’. An early draft of ‘Duff’ was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize 2014. It was called ‘The Dreaming’ then, and only a handful of scenes remain, having undergone an almost complete rewrite. Duff … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

I’ve been thinking about what drives a wedge of self-doubt under the door of the writing process. Depending on mood and circumstance – and every day brings different pressures and feelings – certain things get in the way of just … Continue reading

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On Rejection

It’s hard being a writer. Admittedly there are more demanding jobs, like being a nurse – or any other proper job that involes being somewhere and doing something – but there’s no security in this game. Just when you’re patting … Continue reading

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The Call

The net’s a wealth of free information on writing and editing techniques and approaching a good agent. You will doubtless have figured this out for yourself and I won’t replicate what Nicola Morgan already does so brilliantly on her blog … Continue reading

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The Story

I first started creative writing for fun when I was in middle school. I’d write poems and illustrate them. They were rubbish. Anointed with such expressive and insidious titles as ‘the ghost’ and ‘the spring’,  I felt Stephen Spender quaking … Continue reading

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