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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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Writing Spaces

At the beginning of his memoir Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall, Spike Milligan wrote After Puckoon I swore I’d never write another book. This is it. I know, I know, I swore I wouldn’t, either. But the temptation … 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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Learning How to Say ‘No’

Notwithstanding inasmuch as which my reputation as an editor at Your Favorite Weekly Professional Science Magazine Beginning With N, I’m just a girl who cain’t say ‘no’. I’m in a terrible fix. I always say ‘come on, let’s go,’ just … 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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Index

The book is written, the proofs have been corrected, the date is set. Yes, The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution will be out in October, and you can, if you wish, pre-order it. But first, I have to do … 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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Accidental Error Effect

It’s been a funny ole year, 2012, during whose 365 days, or, as it may be, 366, I have spent much of the time acting as a test subject for psychoactive drugs. The citalopram that had kept the demons away … Continue reading

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