Secret agents

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." This quote by Ernest Hemingway will resonate with many writers out there. For me this most certainly applies as all I want to do is write, but creative writing that is, not crap to convince the whole world how brilliant … Continue reading Secret agents

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It’s a jungle out there!

It was the Indian writer Ashwin Sanghi who said: "Write when drunk. Edit when sober. Marketing is the hangover." Many a time have a written a chapter while under the influence of alcohol. Though often spectacular, the next day I deemed the writing not always suitable, nor consistent or totally missing the mark. The editing … Continue reading It’s a jungle out there!

A good review is a wonderful surprise…!

It was Joyce Carol Oates who said, "A good, sympathetic review is always a wonderful surprise!" I am no different. I often check Goodreads, Amazon, Lulu and Bol to see how many copies I've sold and to see if there any new reviews. Given the lack of activity my expectations are low, but if I … Continue reading A good review is a wonderful surprise…!

“How is your writing coming along..?”

I often get the question; "How is your writing coming along?" to which I'm not sure how to react. Do I answer commercially? - "Well, books sales have stalled. I really should do more Marketing." Do I answer operationally? - "Well, my third novel is at the editor, but I need to speed up my … Continue reading “How is your writing coming along..?”