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Monthly Archives: July 2007
Mark Thornton’s seminar at the Society of Authors today was inspirational. His fundamental message to writers who want to persuade independent bookshops to stock their books was to think like a bookseller (not like a writer trying to persuade a … Continue reading
One hundred years ago I went to Totleigh Barton on my first Arvon course. It was run by two writers, only one of whose names can I remember – David Benedictus (who was famous at the time for his first … Continue reading
Did you hear Thomas Keneally this morning on Desert Island Discs? He was magnificent. He didn’t mention MATs (multiple avoidance – of writing – techniques), but he talked about the most stultifying thing for a writer: FEAR. He said, I … Continue reading
I have just discovered that my first novel Speaking of Love (published by the utterly wonderful Beautiful Books) has sold five copies in a week, in my local cafe, Il Molino, on Battersea Park Road. These sales figures will not, … Continue reading
I just did the Book Quiz (at Blue Pyramid) which I found on BooksPlease‘s blog (thank you) and I find I am this: You’re One Hundred Years of Solitude! by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Lonely and struggling, you’ve been around for … Continue reading