Category Archives: Writing

Write On

I started writing – in any kind of formal sense – about six years ago. I wrote a novel, which, lo and behold, somebody said they wanted to publish. That was an amazing feeling and all the build up to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the DM-ers

Dear Certain Authors, Imagine you went to a party and someone walked up to you unannounced and said, “Hello, my name is Pete, nice to meet you; I’m an author and I’d be really grateful if you would buy my … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Dog

It’s fair to say that my second novel Pandora’s Pitbull has presented me with some dilemmas. It’s never sold all that well and reviews often seem to be polarised. I’m still hopeful it could do better and the latest instalment … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

My first novel, In Many Ways, came out four years ago. I sometimes find it hard to believe that I have since written five more, but I have. In that time, I’ve struggled to find the winning formula to kick-start … Continue reading

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“Stark Realities” becomes a reality!

After many months of toil and heartache, I have finally released the latest Adam Stark novel – the third in the series – Stark Realities. Many thanks go to Dave Lyons and the team at Raven Crest Books for getting … Continue reading

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Reviews – Are They Really All That?

The accepted wisdom in publishing is that reviews are critical to the success of a book. On Amazon in particular, people claim that a host of five star reviews is key to turning your book into a best seller. But … Continue reading

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I’m A Pulp Pusher!

I am incredibly happy to say that one of my favourite Scottish authors, Tony Black, has invited me to guest on his esteemed blog; Pulp Pusher. If you want to read a bit about what inspired me to write, and … Continue reading

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To Pay or Not to Pay

Earlier today I noticed a book promotion site being used by lots of writers via a hashtag on Twitter. It looked interesting, so I went to the website and started to delve into the detail. The main headline declared that they … Continue reading

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On The Road

At last, the new novel Drivers is available to buy from Amazon. On Kindle for now but with the paperback on its way soon. Amazon UK or Amazon.com If you do ever buy, read and enjoy any of my books, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Drive

I’m delighted to have received very positive feedback from beta readers, editor and publisher regarding the draft of my new novel ‘Drivers’. I’ve just worked my way through revisions, suggestions and so on and am very close to submitting the … Continue reading

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