Tag Archives: Eye of the Needle

Breaking Through

“I knew what I wanted to achieve. I wanted to give readers the kind of excitement thatI had felt when I read James Bond Thrillers. I wanted to give readers that kind of excitement which was so vivid to me.”   … Continue reading

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Pace Makers

Pacing is tricky: Finding the right rhythm and speed to unspool a story can sometimes be more challenging than plotting it. While we’re constantly cautioned about the dangers of sluggish pacing, stories that race along like runaway trains run the … Continue reading

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Breaking Free

One of the joys of garage sale browsing: coming across a book that you’ve been wanting to read or thinking about reading and picking it up for a song. That’s exactly what how I came to have a door stopper … Continue reading

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Breaking Through

Studying the writing trajectory of successful writers can be fun and also profitable from a lessons learned point of view. Some writers, like Dickens, score a major success early on in their careers and keep flying high, like a shooting … Continue reading

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Discovering Anew

It was a beautiful spring day today, made even more pleasant by a catch-up literary lunch I was treated to by my lovely friend Chris. We hadn’t chatted for a while because we would usually catch up on our daily … Continue reading

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Slow Down

“All my life I have got tremendous pleasure out of good story telling, good yarns that have taken me to places I have never been and shown me life styles and periods that I have never known. When I started … Continue reading

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