Publishing Resources

Publishing Resources

      Here is a list of links to articles, blog posts and sites about querying and publishing that I found really interesting and informative. Last updated: 06/05/2018     Websites & Blogs Query Shark Agent Query Connect Writers and Artists Writer Beware The Book Designer Just Publishing Advice Self Publishing Advice The Creative Penn Author Unlimited Writer’s Digest Insecure Writers Support Group   Articles How to Get Published: A Complete Guide for New Writers How to Find a Literary Agent 12 Steps to Getting Your Book Published  Top Tips for Getting Published How to Perfect Your Submission for […]


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Posted 24th September 2009 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: , ,

Quotes to Help with Grief

Quotes to Help with Grief

    Over the years, like most people, I’ve lost quite a few people I’ve loved. When bereavement strikes it can be incredibly hard to cope with and grief is something we may have to deal with for many years. I’ve found many passages from books and quotes from authors to be of comfort to me when I feel upset so I decide to gather my favourites together to share with you. “For it might end, you know,’ said Alice to herself, `in my going out altogether, like a candle. I wonder what I should be like then?’ And she […]


Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

  Wake up at seven, cursing the world, Throw on some trousers, a shirt and a tie, Call to my wife to see if she’s up, But she is as dead to the world as I. Pour a black coffee, switch on the news, Showing a car overturned in a ditch, The face of a schoolgirl, smiling with joy, Missing or murdered; I don’t catch which. Slurp down my coffee, dash out the door, Hurry through streets paved with yesterday’s trash, Cross past the subway, avoiding the tramp, And race to the bank to draw out some cash. Get to […]


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Posted 15th June 2009 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

Why I Don’t Eat Meat

Why I Don’t Eat Meat

When I tell people I’m a vegetarian, I usually get the reaction of raised eyebrows and perhaps a joke about how I need to get some protein in me. Sometimes people try to convert me by waving pieces of dead animals in front of me and going “Mmmm…see what you’re missing out on?”. Lovely. They assume that I am a tree-hugging nutter with no sense of reason who goes around spoiling everyone’s fun by kicking up a fuss about animal rights. Some people react with a mixture of sympathy and admiration and say something like: “Oh that must be really […]


My Debut Post

My Debut Post

You know how sometimes a word or object suddenly seems to crop up all over the place? You see it on the TV, and on the same day it occurs in a book you are reading or someone makes an obscure reference to it in conversation. Well lately “blogging” seems to be everywhere. I read an article about it in my beloved “Psychologies” magazine which discussed our fundamental need to express ourselves and reach out to others by posting updates on our daily lives which range from the completely dull and uninteresting to the deeply private and personal.  The night […]


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Posted 6th March 2009 in: Life Updates. Tagged: