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Make Crap Art

Nov 09, 12 Make Crap Art

Posted by in Featured, Observations, Writing

Recently I came across a very short manifesto named ‘crap art’ that was interesting and liberating. Regardless of what you think of my writing I always considered it crap art. Not that it was terrible or smelly but that it was fluff, the stuff of nonsense as meaning to anyone’s life as a gameshow. In a nutshell...

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635 Employees

Nov 01, 12 635 Employees

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With the presidential election looming I thought I would entertain my American friends with a little look inside the British political system. This is more a heritage thing but nonetheless still impacts every Brit today… Can you imagine working for a company that only has a little more than 635 employees, but has the following...

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Interview with the Black Mask and Sons of Spade

Oct 19, 12 Interview with the Black Mask and Sons of Spade

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The Black Mask and Sons of Spade are blogs that celebrate the fictional PI or Detective. It was my honor last week to be interviewed by Jochem Steen. Here’s the interview in full in case you missed it: Q: What makes Matt Spears different from other hardboiled detectives? One of the main things that makes him different is...

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Wanna Play Kindle Ball?

Sep 25, 12 Wanna Play Kindle Ball?

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Kindle Ball, Money KDP or KDP Ball … I can’t decide? I enjoyed the film Money Ball though and thought the concept was cool. If you don’t like Baseball, Brad Pitt or both, stay with me here, I’ll reveal all in a second. I’m English so Money Ball was something of a complex storyline for me to understand....

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It’s Easy.

Sep 09, 12 It’s Easy.

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There is an easy solution to the latest brouhaha surrounding the RJ Ellory ‘scandal’. I enjoyed the way Joe Konrath approached this subject and especially enjoyed the video he attached to the blog post. To read Joe’s version click here and if that’s just too much then I’ve included the video for your...

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Numbers

Sep 03, 12 Numbers

Posted by in Blog, Featured, Writing

Okay, so the results are in! I used August as my first ‘real’ KDP Select program. For those not initiated in the Kindle KDP Select program it basically boils down to giving your novels away for free for a short period of time. You do not get paid any royalties for these free downloads, so it doesn’t seem (at first...

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In Praise of Council Estates

Jun 18, 12 In Praise of Council Estates

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A friend of mine (Jewish kid) said “a worm in horseradish knows only horseradish” and although I had no fucking clue what he was talking about or the profundity of this Yiddish expression it soon became apparent. Wherever you are, that’s all there is! I added the exclamation point to emphasize. Period. The End. Full Stop. Are...

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One Word

Jun 13, 12 One Word

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Just came across a neat little website that I use to get the wheels moving. It’s a great tool. It’s rare that I don’t have something to write or need much motivating to write but every now and then I’ll hit a scene that I’m just not sure how to start. The overall theme of what I want to happen I might have mapped out in my...

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