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Submitting Your Manuscript to the Big 5 US Publishers

Originally posted on The Cat's Write:
Here’s a list of the Big 5 US Publishing Houses, their submission requirements and links to submission details. I’ve also included at the end of the list two smaller US Publishers that I…

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ACE at Worcester Lit Fest

Must not forget to remind all interested writers and readers that we Authors of a Certain Age will be running a workshop on Writing Fiction for the Over Fifties at the Worcester Literary Festival. Left to right: Pam Nixon, author … Continue reading

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Books to Escape With

The Literary Warrior returns after bloody battles with frustration and boredom, restored to mental vigour by immersion in some delicious (if murderous) mysteries. It is a puzzle that we British should so often talk of murder mysteries as ‘escapist’. But … Continue reading

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A Personal View of the Beleaguered NHS

I have not written a blog for a long time now, and that is principally because I was anxious to complete my new novel The Porcupine’s Dilemma and gave myself an arbitrary deadline of Easter. The Book is done. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Famous Well-Chosen Words

I simply wish to share this post, which I discovered on A Not So Jaded Life blog. Good stuff for aspiring writers, so read on if you are one of us. All has been said before, of course, but here … Continue reading

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China through fiction

I have long been intrigued by the China I have met through fiction, from Nobel Prize Winning Novelist Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth, to John Hersey’s A Single Pebble and Jung Chang’s Wild Swans, as distinguished examples. And now I … Continue reading

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We are ACE !

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We are ACE !

Some time ago, I wrote rather sadly about the trials of being a Writer of a Certain Age, and suggested we older authors might gather together to provide mutual support and encouragement. Well, lo and behold – a new and … Continue reading

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HOW TO FALL INTO MURDER…

[I recently wrote the following as a guest blog on Marissa de Luna’s explorations of the travails of the would-be writer, the delightfully named The Coffee Stained Manuscript. My regular readers may be interested too.] I never intended to write … Continue reading

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More on ‘quiet novels’

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