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Rich

I've just been notified that I have sold my first Smashwords download of The Open Arms of the Sea.  $5.67 made. It is the first money I have ever earned from my writing. I feel rich.

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Book

I have just received the print proof of my first published book, The Open Arms of the Sea. A real, physical book in covers and written by me. I can't quite believe it. I hold it in shaking hands. To me it is a thing of wonder.

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Writing Talk

Finally finished my novel, The Open Arms of the Sea today. The last edit signed off and ready to be beamed to the printers.  Reckon its about three years work, on and off.  Four if the original short story is coralled with it. It is going to be my first published novel, albeit by POD. But it's a real book. Written by me. Is it any good? Time and reader's will tell but I think that maybe it is. It won't be to everyone's taste, nothing ever is, but my hope is that it will be be seen to be well written, in a distinct and persuasive style, with fleshed, empathetic characters, intriguing setting...

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The Next Best Thing

The idea behind the The Next Best Thing is that a writer identifies an up and coming writer of talent and gets them to answers ten questions about their current novel on their own blog and then "tag" three other writers to do the same and to post links to the sites. In this way people interested in new writing and writers can discover new authors whose work they would like to read. I was tagged by Jo Reed http://joreed.co.uk/ a hugely talented writer and  author of Puff of Magic , Tyranny of the Blood and Child of Blood. We met in The Bookshed http://www.bookshedonline.co.uk/  What is the working...

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Disconnect

1 in 7 people in the world now have a Facebook page.  What a sad and lonely planet we have become.  Almost inhuman.

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