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 the first 40 pages, the scrutiny begins. Does the story flow? Do […]

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