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You might think it’s a dog’s life being an author …

Meet Harvey, my adorable West Highland White Terrier, who often watches and listens to me wrestling with characters and plot, trying to turn ideas into fiction. He’s witnessed my struggles and my elation, never passing comment or judgement, even when I bare my soul to him.

I can’t offer you a treat for being a good listener, but I hope you’ll enjoy my Robservations on writing and life.

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Talking Crows

One of the more humiliating experiences of my childhood was reading aloud in class. I’ve nothing against Shakespeare or Henry IV Part One, but at 15 I didn’t understand it ...
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Being different is always the same.

When you go your own way there’s always a danger that no one will follow. Fortunately, the Blog Tour for No Bodies, which finished last week, showed a lot of ...
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A busy, busy writer

I'm delighted to interview Colin Garrow on my blog. Thanks to his irreverent sense of humour and great writing, he's become one of my favourite authors. This weekend, he's releasing ...
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