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If you are kidnapped, never tell a lie…

THERE’S a black and white photograph in the opening pages of The ISIS Hostage. It’s of the hostage: Daniel Rye, a young Danish photojournalist. He stands in darkness and appears to be looking sadly out of some sort of blackened … Continue reading

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The Blocks

    I first came across Karl Parkinson listening to Arena one night, around a year or so ago. As far as I can remember, he read the Prologue from his then forthcoming book The Blocks and another chapter, which … Continue reading

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Getting Published (Not me, someone I know)

It’s a nice feeling going to a book launch involving someone you know. It’s great, obviously, for the person concerned, seeing the joy on their face. But it’s also an inspiration for those of us still in the trenches. It … Continue reading

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Doing the synopsis spin

I suppose I should not have been surprised when my legs went all wobbly doing the ‘synopsis spin’. I had seen and heard ominous missives from writers about it and the reams of advice online how to do it. But, … Continue reading

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