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An Interview With Ann Biggins

I met the lovely Ann Biggins at the Indie Literary Festival in Bradford earlier this year. I was very interested to hear about Ann’s debut novel, especially so as it’s set in the 1970s, which was when I was growing … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Take your time The time of day can make a difference to the type of atmosphere your readers feel. For example, you can darken a story by setting it at night. There’s always an extra sense of menace, of threat … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Don’t overdo your ending Don’t go beyond your story’s natural ending e.g. in a horror story, it’s more effective to finish with the girl thinking she’s got away only for the monster to appear right at the end, its jaws … Continue reading

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An Interview With David Evans

David Evans is another author I met at Harrogate Crime Festival. He was a real gentleman and I’m thrilled that he’s agreed to be my author interviewee this week. Q. Your book, Tainted, was released earlier in the year. Can … Continue reading

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An Interview With Tony Millington

Please give a warm welcome to my interviewee this week, Tony Millington. I first met Tony at Deepings Literary Festival when he was taking part in their Read Dating event, as an author. It was great to meet him there … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

The People’s Friend: This long-running magazine is primarily known for its short stories, which are character-driven, traditional, feel-good tales. The fiction team are hugely encouraging and often offer advice if you’re close to being accepted. The magazine also publishes features … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Wonderful Weather The weather is a useful tool for producing a certain type of atmosphere. A gloriously sunny day immediately conjures up feelings of warmth and joy, where something happy is about to happen. This may be the atmosphere you … Continue reading

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