Impostor syndrome: a working class writer and the scenic route

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There are a lot of questions lately about where all the working class writers are; I am here. I was born in a deprived area to parents who worked in factory and trade jobs and who had not attended university. They lived with relatives in the 1960s and saved for a house deposit. When I […]

The Story of My Story: Perfect Ten

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Now January is over and done I’m starting to look forward to 2018 even more. In case I hadn’t mentioned it, I have a novel out this year! Perfect Ten will be published on the 6th September 2018. As you can imagine, this is very exciting for me, and I’m going to start at the […]

Marketing through social networking – a smart move or unprofessional?

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Last month I attended a marketing meeting. The focus of the marketing meeting was, unsurprisingly, selling things, and how effective this is through social networking. The presenter showed us a range of products as follows: a garment, a book, a CD and a piece of luggage. He immediately discarded the garment and the luggage with a large […]

A meme about books

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Here’s a meme so you can find out about how my reading influences my writing! 1. The last book I read was… Heaven Can Wait by Cally Taylor. Brilliant read. 2. The book I’m currently reading… The Charming Man by Marian Keyes. 3. The last bestseller I’ve read is… The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey […]

What an eye opener!

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Well, to cut a long story short, I went to a car boot sale on Sunday and had an epiphany. There I was walking along one of the fifty five isles of cars with their boot open, counting the used foot spa’s people were offering for sale, when I spotted it.There is was, amongst the […]


Posted Posted in Books, Freedom, Novel, Writing

Since this is my writing blog, I should write about writing! OK. I am a writer. I have written many pieces including short stories (some published), poems (some published), four novels, a 200000 word thesis and lots of technical stuff for work. I will always write, I consider it my freedom. Since I have escaped […]