Starting out: tips for new writing friends

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So long since I wrote on this, I think a few moths flew out when I opened the page! Moved house and life took over, sorry.

Happy New Year. I hope 2018 has started happily and constructively for you. I’m doing ‘Dry Fortnight’ (I’m a realist), so mine has been marked by persistent grumpiness and a nagging craving for Waitrose’s Spanish Red. Continue reading “Starting out: tips for new writing friends”

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Novel submission – some honest number crunching

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Last year I wrote a novel. A historical novel called What Has Fallen From Heaven, about a girl in Roman Egypt whose gilded life is turned upside down when she is struck down with epilepsy. It wasn’t my first full-length manuscript, but it was the first I’d felt fully proud of, and so when I’d tidied it up (we’ll gloss over the research hours, the sub-standard children’s teas, and the grey hairs involved in that process) I began the follow-up marathon of submitting to agents. Continue reading “Novel submission – some honest number crunching”