Agents, Appeal and Zeitgeist

At the outset, I have to say I’d love an agent. But I don’t have one, even though my second crime novel is being published soon. I’d tried several agencies before securing my own contract with Ringwood, a non-profit company showcasing new authors. Sadly, a rare breed.

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Storytelling: Art or Science?

Leo Tolstoy said ‘A real work of art destroys in the consciousness of the receiver the separation between himself and the reader.’ All authors want readers to finish their masterpieces. Now and again, I’m so taken by a book I read it in one go. During my

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Hooks, Lines and Sinkers

Choosing a title for a book is as hard as writing it. Choosing a newspaper headline can be even harder: the time for dithering is short before presses roll. But the time we take to decide whether or not to read an article is even shorter: 3

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