Routine Rules

We’re well into the period of anyone saying ‘Happy New Year’ gets, at least, a withering look while the rest of us plough on with life. Christmas and New Year’s were chilled out, happy and relaxing but the longer it went out the more of an itch I got underneath

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The Best Writing Aid

I’ve written about Buddy before. He’s a rescue dog rehoused twice before he came to us. Dog’s Trust emphasised that neither of the returns was his fault as the circumstances of each family changed. I suspect Buddy was the circumstance. He needs a lot of gradually increasing exercise, regular attention

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Social Media Selection

If a tree falls in a forest and there’s no-one there to listen does it make a sound? Probably but I don’t know for sure. I do know that if a book is published without marketing no one will read it. I’m nowhere near ready to promote a book that’s

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The Iron Triangle of Editing

My sleep is erratic. My daytimes have slumps where I have to force myself to get up, stretch, move around and wake up as I get used to a new working routine. Tiredness brings bad habits including arsing about on social media. In a self-publishing Facebook group an author asked

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I Broke My Dog

Buddy the Devil dog has been downgraded to ‘scamp’ after developing a limp. A quick trip to the vets and he’s all better with Doctors orders to take it easy. Since he arrived at the end of November I take him for two walks a day (about 8 miles in

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