Category Archives: My Novel

Painting a picture

Stephen King said something along the lines that a writer is trying to paint a picture in the mind of the reader. Painting the setting is part of that. You are trying to drop the reader into an area – … Continue reading

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Review: Good Cop, Bad War

Book Review Good Cop, Bad War  Neil Woods Ebury Press, €18 hardback       Review: Cormac O’Keeffe Having a sword pressed to your throat in the course of your work might be a sign that you should reconsider your job. … Continue reading

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The post I feared I might never write

  Well, this is a post I wished I would write sometime – but feared I might never. My novel is due to be a book. An actual published book. I have signed a contract with Black & White Publishing. … Continue reading

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Is it ever finished?

That’s the question I’ve been asking myself. Last September, I finished my novel – and sent it forth to the unwelcoming bosom of agent land. Now, I’ve just finished it again. Due, it has to be said, to my first … Continue reading

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Novel gets catapulted (at long last) onto slush pile

I made a decision early in the year to get this novel finished. Before it finished me. I had to put whatever time and energy I had into doing just that. Which meant, among other things, not going to any more … Continue reading

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It ain’t done, till it’s done

So, this was the opening line in my last post: That’s it. No more excuses. Finish this novel and send it out by year’s end. Well, what can I say? Other than: That’s not it. I have more excuses. I won’t be … Continue reading

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No more excuses

That’s it. No more excuses. Finish this novel and send it out by year’s end. Given my last post was mid May, you might wonder what have I been doing. I have asked myself the same question, but just get … Continue reading

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