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Jem's Blog

Various ramblings and distorted opinions on why the world makes no sense, with few viable solutions. You might occasionally find something relating to my writing, but then again...


Sleepless in the Santa Fe

29 January 2018

Inspiration can be a real problem. There's just too much of it around. That's a real problem, because most authors find it easier to start a project than finish it. Publishers, bless 'em, cling to the old-fashioned...

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Too Big for the Page

12 January 2018

The inexcusable hold-up on my forthcoming book releases isn't being helped by my having bitten off more than I can chew. And my outline will tell you that I can chew an awful lot. But this time I'm not sure I'm...

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It's beginning to feel a lot (less) like Christmas

23 December 2017

And so this is Christmas, and what have we done to it? Relax, I'm not going to go all born-again and honk-if-you-love-Jesus on you, but, for Christ's sake, what's happened? It's become an annual festival...

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Parting the Ways

14 December 2017

One of many advantages of having a publisher as experienced as the redoubtable Peter Coleborn in your corner is that he knows what he's talking about. If you listen, it's amazing what you learn. Of course, that's...

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Six Towns Radio Gets Spooky

05 November 2017

This was another piece of fun for Hallowe'en. Misha Herwin and Jan Edwards, in addition to being talented writers, appear regularly on Six Towns Radio's excellent arts and culture programme, Curtain Call. They...

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