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Blake’s Cottage – now we know.

Originally posted on Beryl Kingston Blog:
We’ve been waiting for ages for one of the triumvirate to tell us when they are going to start repairing Blake’s Cottage. Nothing has been done and it’s now over a year since they bought…

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How The London Book Fair Helps Vanity Presses Exploit Newbie Authors

If you want to write, and think you will self-publish, read this post. You need to know the very large differences between self-publishing and vanity publishing, and avoid the latter like the plague if you don’t want to be parted … Continue reading

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Imagining good and bad

  It’s St Valentine’s Day tomorrow – 14th February – the day which has been colonised and commercialised by the hazy notion of romance. If you don’t spend, you don’t care, and if you’re not in a couple you’re nowhere … Continue reading

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Na-Nu, NaNo-NaNo

This year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost half-way. How’s your magnum opus going? Keeping up to the 1,500 words per day you need to make the 50,000 mark by the end of the month? At midnight on Hallowe’en, … Continue reading

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Office of Print t-shit     With huge thanks to the fabulous Criminal Element blog ( I’ve just spotted this wonderful t-shirt. It features the original UK book cover of The Hound of the…

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How many red herrings?

What was a cran? “In Great Britain, at least as early as the 18th century, a volume of fresh herring before cleaning.  From the Gaelic crann, a measure for herring. Sometimes spelled crane. A cran typically contains about 1200 fish, but can vary … Continue reading

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Think about this… Imagine that!

Are you anxious about not having much imagination? Do you worry? Do you daydream? Do you plan holidays? Do you plan ahead for the weekend? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions, you have a perfectly good imagination. … Continue reading

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