Live, from Scotland!

  Coming to you live from Bonnie Scotland. I'll be reviewing for UK publishers and venues through the next few months, up and running here at Bluestalking. You'll find me at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival in August, attending events, standing very close to authors, reading and buying books, enjoying the roar of the grease …

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Write of Way: How to Write a Novel, Pt 2: Borrow, Just Don’t Steal

Plots, Plots, Plots! When last I wrote we were discussing Freytag's Triangle, the classic framework for storytelling. At the end of the post I mentioned it's perfectly okay to borrow general ideas from other writers. In fact, all writers do it, if they realize it or not. It's said there are only so many plots, anyway, …

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Finally, first finished book of 2012!

Well, now. It's taken me eleven days but I have actually finished my first book of the year. I won't review it here, as it's slated for publication in Library Journal next month and I consider it theirs, but once it's up I'll link to it, I promise, though I've been woefully shameful about that. …

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The Sunday Salon: January 8, 2012

One whole week into 2012 and as far as I know I haven't broken a single resolution but then again that's not saying much as I can't recall what I resolved. Oh, wait! I think one was something about my knees and taking positive action to improve my pain situation. If working out qualifies then …

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