Category Archive: Writing

Apr 18

This gives me joy

It was sent to me by my agent, years ago, and I found it while cleaning up my computer.  It is pure brilliance, and very clearly written by a literary agent…  

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Apr 16

All Tantalising Will (Nearly) End

Firstly, how do you spell ‘tantalising’?  Hum.  Even though wordpress is flagging it as a spelling error, I think I’ve got it right… So I’ve been talking for a while about topsecretprojects1-3.3, and the soon-to-be-commenced topsecretproject4, and I’m not gonna lie, while it’s been immensely frustrating not actually naming these things, at the very least I …

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Apr 02

Spring Festival at London Metropolitan Archives

So, the London Metropolitan Archives are having a festival… and I’m going!  I’m going to read books (probably mine) and talk about books (again, still probably mine although you never know, I get easily distracted) on Friday 11th of April 1-2 p.m..   Right now, as I write this post, I am stupidly ill, which …

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Mar 14

From Bestseller to Bust

This is a bit pants, albeit, I think, fairly damn true: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/02/bestseller-novel-to-bust-author-life

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Mar 12

Let’s Have a Hard Conversation…

This is going to have a health warning on it. If you are a young reader of this blog (say, under 15) or of a gentle disposition, then be advised that this entire entry is going to be about books and sexual violence, and you may want to pause before reading on….

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Mar 10

Top Secret Projects Becoming Less Top Secret…

… towards the end of April. I know this doesn’t sound like great news, but actually, there was this whole move to keep all the TopSecretProjects Top Secret until autumn or even next year, which would have been tedious.  However!  Through curious circumstances beyond our control (and yet, awesome circumstances beyond our control) somewhere around …

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Mar 03

Awesome Women

There is a recurring theme in not only science fiction and fantasy, but generally in literary circles, of recording the deeds of amazing female writers as something of an after-thought.  A great many debates have raged on this topic, which I won’t go into here because this is not the purpose of the post. All …

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Feb 21

The Love Ballad of the Bad Cop Agent

Have I mentioned that I love my agent? Let me explain… Agents have to take a lot of shit.  They sit between the author and the publisher, as the literary equivalent of Switzerland in a land war.  For both parties, they must navigate that very fine line between truth and tact.  Thus, a publisher may …

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Feb 10

Honourable Mentions

So, the shortlist for the Kitsches 2013 is out, and I personally think it is an excellent shortlist, and the final announcement cometh soon… However, before that moment comes, with the shortlist done I can actually mention some of the books that, entirely separate from the award and in my own personal opinion, I really …

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Jan 30

The Things Authors Do To Themselves… and Others

There are authors out there who google themselves. This is something I try very hard never to do.  Please, in fact, remind me never, ever to do it.  Only misery awaits at the end of that left-mouse click. Because sure, no matter how awesome you are and how much people adore your works, someone’s gonna …

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