Monthly Archives: November 2014

The True Spirit of Christmas?

To sound a little Dickensian as Christmas is approaching, here is a tale of two (very contrasting) sorts of seasonal spirit. One is told in a story that made the national news here in Britain (I can’t speak for other … Continue reading

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Six fail-proof tips for getting a literary agent

This time I’m hosting a blog by Richard Hennerley. It’s an entertaining antidote to all the earnest, helpful, encouraging and often quite unrealistic advice to would-be writers to be had out there in Cyberland. As Richard says, it’s written very … Continue reading

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Tasteless chocolate bars?

  The consumer splurge that is Christmas is upon us again. For most people – most Europeans anyway – the festival has no religious significance. It’s simply marked for its original purpose predating Christianity: a time of celebrating the winter … Continue reading

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Realistically speaking

It goes without saying that fiction reading is a matter of taste, of personal preference. Some like to read pure escapism, be it thriller, mystery, fantasy in all its forms, comedy or romance. Others prefer quite the opposite: total realism, … Continue reading

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Spotlighting Chantelle Atkins

Chantelle Atkins is an English author who certainly seems to have writing in her DNA. She says she has been writing for as long as she can remember. And has always been a reader too; always with her head in … Continue reading

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