Tag Archives: books

Autobuccinery

On my thirtieth birthday I remember feeling that whatever else I might have achieved, I’d at least published my first book. More than twenty years later, it seems I might have produced something that people actually want to read. The Shameless Plug has made … Continue reading

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Authoration

Not having written any books lately about teenage vampires, schoolboy wizards, sadomasochism, cookery or gardening, the times I’ve been asked for advice about how to get a book published can be numbered on the fingers of one hand. (The times … Continue reading

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Squishy

When a colleague of Mrs Crox learned that Crox Minor (15) wanted to go to medical school and study to be a surgeon, the colleague recommended that Crox Minor read Brain Matters: Adventures of a Brain Surgeon. So she did, … Continue reading

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Gut Feelings

Decisions, decisions. The job as a manuscript editor at Your Favourite Weekly Etcetera largely consists of making decisions – whether to consider a manuscript for publication, or to send it on its way elsewhere. Because we receive a very large … Continue reading

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Reads Of The Year

Great minds, it is said, think alike. For example, just as I was planning this post, I learned that Professor S. C. of London had posted his reads of 2013. The distinguished crystallographer, though, described all 26 of the books he’s … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings (And, Oh Yes, Buy My Books.)

The time is rapidly fast approaching when we indulge in the Michael Bublé Christmas Album Human Sacrifice, notwithstanding insmuch as which this might well be the last time I’ll post this year. So, while I’m here – and whether you … Continue reading

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It’s ….. HERE!

It takes years of work to become an overnight sensation. The story is now legend of how J. K. Rowling overcame years of failure and mountains of rejections to score a hit with Harry Potter and the Fissure of Sylvius. … Continue reading

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FeedMyReads

Without quite knowing how, I have become embroiled in a very busy writerly collective with a social media presence as busy as an invasion of killer termites. It’s called FeedMyReads and it’s about to launch what looks like the most … Continue reading

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Social

Authors differ in their attitudes to social media. Some keep well away. Others embrace it. I became switched on to the possibilities of social media after going to a panel at a conference at which Rebecca Skloot, author of the … Continue reading

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Writing

I have just read a post by my friend Mr B. C. of Swindon, who as you’ll both be aware is a popular science writer of some distinction (you can sample his books on his Amazon Author Page). A random … Continue reading

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