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North Carolina-Bladen County-January 30

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-January 30

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. 232 more words

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Was this my one big chance of literary success? Would I blow it?

Aside from having written 65,000 words of my novel and what I thought was a reasonable attempt at a tweet, I wasn’t all that well prepared for #PitchCB (the once a month event where you can pitch your novel idea in a tweet and hope to be invited to submit). 961 more words

14th January, 2016

Another week and another few thousand words, in the midst of other things life throws at you.

In my usual lead up to a good writing session I tend to do some online browsing, some may call it avoidance, but I find if I allow myself a short time to do this it’s out of my system. 312 more words


Curtis Brown Discovery Day

Curtis Brown Literary Agency hosted a fabulous Discovery Day on Twitter last Friday. This was a great online event and they will be scheduling another one in the New Year so it’s well worth keeping an eye on @cbcreative to find out when. 482 more words

Creative Writing

The Value of Book Clubs

As you probably already know, I’m a member of a rather fabulous online book club, the Curtis Brown Book Group (@CBBookGroup on Twitter), which is run by… 623 more words

Random Ramblings

FL - LCSO searching for missing/endangered man - NBC-2.com WBBH

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating an 81-year-old Fort Myers man.

Curtis Brown was last seen at his home on Sun Circle approximately 2 hours ago. 12 more words


Was I ready?

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet Curtis Brown’s inspiring and enthusiastic Pippa Masson through Faber Writing Academy’s ‘Ready to Submit?’ course. The half hour session gave applicants the chance to have the synopsis and first few chapters of their manuscripts read by Pippa and then meet with her to get feedback on the pitch, hook, whether they’re ready to start sending out submissions and, indeed, if there’s even a germ of a book in there somewhere. 554 more words