To Publish or …

Not. I’ve written often about my publishing experience but not always about my reluctance to ‘go public’ with my fiction writing. I doubt this is an uncommon reluctance among creative writers, but to be reluctant for over half my lifetime might be a bit overdone, even for the least self-confident among us. As I have […]

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The House on the Hill

I have just finished the first typescript draft of Pavane for Miss Marcher: nineteen chapters, 82,223 words, 277 pages including Dedication, Acknowledgements and End Notes. The manuscript is three A5 notebooks, one of which was the salvaged leftover portion from another manuscript. With the printing of the first 40 pages, the scrutiny begins. Does the story flow? […]

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