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48 Moon update

Following the harsh reality check given to me by agents and a publisher I have re-edited the book cutting about thirty percent. I will go through it again add some more dialogue and put it on Amazon as the 3rd

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The Dawn is Fast Approaching

Full time employment will end in a few weeks. I started work aged 17 in 1971. There have been many changes along the way, but now is the time to go I just had to convince myself. I will concentrate

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The Learning Curve

After the Book Fair it became apparent that I would need an agent, I was fortunate enough to go the Festival of Writing in York and have interviews with two agents. I attended several workshops and learnt a lot. I

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Moving On

The decision to retire from my Full Time Job has been taken and I’ll retire next year, I’m counting down the working days that remain. A friend told me that when you wake up and no longer enjoy going to

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The Story Continues

The revised version of “48 Moons” with many of the errors corrected is now on Amazon Kindle. I have submitted it to a publisher along with three other projects that I am working on at the moment. The London Book

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Still on target.

Though I am slowly revising my first novel, correct errors which occurred or which were my fault, I have managed to write 30,000 words since December, staying on my ambitious target of 10,000 words a month. This is split between

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A Bridge Too Far?

After the publication of 48 Moons, which has received a couple of very good reviews on Amazon, but needs revision to sort out the basic errors that I made and which I am working on. It is very easy to

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Now published

After just over two years, my first novel “48 Moons” is available from “Amazon” globally. It is being reviewed by “Smashwords” prior to going on their Premium list for the US Market, which includes Barnes & Noble and Apple. There

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Next Stage

Two years, 140 computer sessions over 100 hours typing and even more researching and making notes. My first complete novel has been sent for formatting so it will be available as an e book in a month or so. Once

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Finished

Well almost. I have finished the first novel after just over two years. I now have to edit it which will entail slowly correcting the typos, the chronology, altering bits I don’t like and adding a few sentences here and

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Official photograph was taken by Stuart Franklin, former President of Magnum Photos, and world renown for his photograph of the “Tank Man in Tianamen Square”, which has been listed in the top forty of the most powerful photographs ever taken. He is a friend and fellow Leonard Cohen fan. His work can be seen at www.stuartfranklin.com