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The Thirteen Hallows

Michael Scott talks more about writing The Thirteen Hallows, where did the inspiration come from and how can you win ARCs Continue reading

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Tools and skills every budding writer and author needs – Part 3: The Execution

So this is the hard part. The world falls into two camps: those who write on machine and those who write by hand. Ultimately, even those who write by hand will have to present their manuscript in some digital format. Continue reading

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Tools and skills every budding writer and author needs – Part 2: The Research

For me, this is always the best part. Writing is hard, research is fun. And here is where your digital camera is a must. Memory is fallible, photos are not. Continue reading

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Tools and skills every budding writer and author needs – Part 1: The Idea

Probably the number one question I’m asked (actually probably the number two right after “where do you get your ideas from?”) is “so what do you use to write? What are the tools of the trade?” This question is always asked in a tone which suggests that there are secret and arcane devices which every writer uses. There aren’t I’m afraid, but over the years I’ve spoken to many writers about the tools of the trade, what they use to capture the ideas and get them onto the page. Continue reading

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