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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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The Price You Pay

Why certain books sell, while others don’t, is a conundrum. Some terrible books sell by the barrowload and some fantastic books…don’t. Books lauded by the great and the good, with terrific reviews and recommendations from others, flounder in the lower … Continue reading

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Trainspotting Again

Nineteen years ago, in June 1994, I married Sharon; a momentous and memorable day indeed. One of Sharon’s bridesmaids, Carol, gave me a wee present to take on honeymoon with me – a copy of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. For some … Continue reading

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Old Dog…New Tricks

As an indie writer, you learn a lot as you go along from trial and error. Actually, that’s life in general, isn’t it? Anyway, it’s true to say that, like anything else you might do regularly, you find yourself improving. … Continue reading

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Dilemmas of Independence

In 2014 Scotland will have a referendum to decide whether or not we’d like to become an independent nation. The democratic process in action; people exercising their free choice and then most of them not getting what they wanted. Then … Continue reading

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Getting Your McVoice Heard!

As an indie writer, with limited resources and back-up, it can sometimes feel like you’re on your own as far as promotion and selling is concerned. You’re not really of course – family, friends, Dave Lyons at Ravencrest and some … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Writers’ Chateau

My friend and fellow author Lisette Brody has interviewed me on her blog. Pop on over and check out what I had to say for myself and while you’re there, enjoy exploring the rest of her site. Thanks for hosting me Lisette! … Continue reading

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It’s A Library Thing!

In the late 1970’s I lived in an area of Edinburgh called Redhall; an unremarkable collection of housing perched on a steep hill, on the western side of the city. The highlight of my week was the visit of the … Continue reading

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Passing Remarks

I think it’s probably true that most novelists include a degree of autobiography, personal observation or their own feelings and beliefs in their stories. It’s inevitable really…isn’t it? My own writing certainly does. Usually, it’s a snippet of a story, … Continue reading

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