Category Archives: New Book

Keeping the faith.

Having started writing a novel, the enormity of the commitment creeps up on you.  What have you done?  An idea is one thing but translating it into a novel is quite another.  The first chapter is hard enough, but in some ways is the easiest.  Your enthusiasm is high your belief in the dominant idea is strong – what can go wrong?  Continue reading

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The Accidental Spy.

Another great review. This was an intriguing read and full of pace, excitement and with a cracking good plot.. The perfect holiday book to read on the beach or in the hotel room,. If you enjoy spy books, this is … Continue reading

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Rolling the stone up the hill.

So, I’ve started the new book.  A thousand words have hit the page.  An idea is taking shape.  This first word, first paragraph, first page will condition the whole of the next year as the plot develops and redevelops. Then, … Continue reading

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Getting down to writing.

How easy is that? Well not so easy if you are setting out to write another novel.  I wrote last week about the challenges and choices that face every author at the beginning of a new work. I was once … Continue reading

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‘It’s the beginning of the end’

Well, it comes to us all.  What are the first signs of a natural end?  Now approaching my ninth decade it seems a promising idea to write a novel which takes the grumpy old man’s view and trace his eccentricities … Continue reading

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The Accidental Spy

Secretive, cynical, scary, even silly.  A fresh look at the secret society of the CIA aka ‘The Company’. Loyalists, lunatics and losers interact in a series of mismanaged and doubtful pursuits in the apparent defence of ‘Uncle Sam’.   The loner, … Continue reading

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