A Free Highland Romance and a Pocket Novel Edit

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I’ve just completed my latest People’s Friend (I hope) pocket novel. There’s at least a week of revisions and editing to do, but I’m still feeling euphoric. And amazingly…I’m actually looking forward to the edit. To celebrate, I’m inviting everyone interested to help themselves to a free download of my Scottish romance, Highland Heart here for three days – Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, and Sunday 17th February. Usually when I get to this point in a novella I’m all written …

The People’s Friend Pocket Novels

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 I’m absolutely delighted to share my news that my People’s Friend Pocket Novel, Another Chance is now in the shops.   And here it is … I’m especially pleased that it’s been published in the same week as the magazine launched it’s new revamped look. There are 16 extra pages, which means more space for features and fiction. The magazine guarantees to publish seven short stories – two more than before – and the usual two serials every week. There’s a …

Pocket Novels and Light Bulb Moments!

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While driving to York the other day to meet a friend for lunch in our favourite restaurant, I had a light bulb moment. But I’m not sure I’m happy about it. You see, what came to me in this blinding flash was the realisation that the My Weekly Pocket Novel I have just finished is actually TWO pocket novels. I was aiming for a psychological thriller for one of MW’s new Easy Read genres. That bit seemed OK. All the …

An Award and Another Pocket Novel

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  Editors’ decisions are like buses, you wait and wait for a number 57, and then, just when you’ve given up hope, a whole string of them turn up. This is my way of sharing my wonderful news that… I’VE SOLD ANOTHER POCKET NOVEL TO PEOPLE’S FRIEND!! I know. I can hardly believe it either. The latest one ‘Trust in Me’ will be published on December 13. Two ‘pockets’ accepted in the course of a week. Now, I’m not boasting! …

Location, Location, Location – and a new Pocket Novel

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Location matters…well it does to me. It’s where all my stories start. It doesn’t matter if it’s a short story, a pocket novel or a crime novel, the setting has to be right before I can plunge in any further. Once I’ve decided on the location then I have a think about the kind of people who might live there, what their lives might be like, what jobs they could do, what problems they need to solve. Obviously lots more …

Rejections and Silver Linings

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I’d like to say I take these things in my stride, and although I’m definitely learning to deal with the disappointment a bit better, it did put the kybosh on any ‘feel good’ plans I might have had. (Any advice re dealing with rejections gratefully received) The picture opposite has nothing to do with writing. My lovely granddaughters always cheer me up! Anyway, as they say, every cloud… and all that. In my case the silver lining turned up in …

The Long Wait

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     I was going to tell you about the wonderful week that himself and I have just had in the Scottish Highlands, hence the picture of lovely Inverness       It was my intention to describe the fabulous sunny weather, the spectacular mountain scenery, the Clootie Well, where sick people tie strips of their clothing (cloots) to the surrounding trees in the hope that the place’s mystical powers will restore their health. (That will be a future post)    …