Category Archives for Writing

Why I Don’t Enter Mystery Writing Competitions

Mystery Writing Competitions – Good or Bad? Mystery writing competitions are plentiful if you want to enter your work to be judged for an Award. Some are quite prestigious like the Edgar Alan Poe,

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How I Wrote 20 Mystery eBooks In 20 Months

Have you ever wanted to write mystery eBooks but procrastinated for so long you never got started? You’re not alone. Millions of people around the world want to write a book but through a number

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My Writer’s Life – 30 Months On

On the 27th February, 2015, my life changed forever, something I did not know at the time. That was the day I hit hit the publish button on Amazon to launch my very first fiction book Dead Shot (Rejection

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What Jeffrey Deaver Told Me Over Lunch

Jeffrey Deaver had lunch with me this week in Brisbane, Australia. When I say me, I mean myself and 120 other raving fans of this thriller author. Brisbane turned on a glorious day as we shuffled into

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Why Non Writers Should Write

In a world of rapidly changing technology, computers and mobile devices dominate. Typing is the norm but let me tell you that it’s no match for writing. Non writers you need to mix things up a bit.

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Naming A Murder Victim – You Choose

Welcome to my January 2017 kick off call where you get to choose the murder victim in my next book. In the first YouTube video for this year I outline my projects for 2017, upcoming speaking engagements

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5 Things Stephen King Told Me About Writing

I’ve often wondered what it would be like if I could peer inside the mind of one of the greatest writers in the world and find out exactly what makes them tick? Does that resonate with you? I hope

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Wedding Anniversary, Cabarita Beach and Writing

Today is my wedding anniversary. With modern technology, Facebook reminded me this morning that eleven years ago I tied the knot for a second time on Cabarita Beach, northern NSW, Australia. Not that I

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Over 50 And Writing A Book

Being over 50 is not the end of the world. It’s just the new beginning on the next chapter of your life. If you’ve ever wanted to write a book, today is the day to start. Who knows –

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4 Things I Learnt From Rachel Abbott #1 Amazon Author

Rachel Abbott is the biggest selling author on Amazon UK. She got there by good planning. It was no accident as to how she became a psychological thriller novels bestseller. Here are my takeaways: 1. Being

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