Author Archives: paisleypiranha

Step away from your manuscript!

It is impossible to get an objective view of your own writing, of course it is. Even if you came back to something you’d written after a gap of twenty years I doubt you’d be able to see it with … Continue reading

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Recovery Time

I released a new book nearly two weeks ago now. With everything the launch entailed (blogging, Facebooking, organising promos) and then the anxiety of checking my reports and seeing how Rising Tides was faring in the enormous marketplace that is Amazon, stress … Continue reading

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Who are you rooting for?

I don’t like football much. Or at least I thought I didn’t, but these past couple of weeks there’s been the Euro 2016 tournament and somehow I got sucked in to the point that I actually check every day to … Continue reading

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Who should read YA? by Gill-Marie Stewart

A recent article by Anthony McGowan in The Guardian claimed that 80% of readers of Young Adult (YA) fiction are over 25. This was presented as a bad thing. But does it matter? Does what we read have to be … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – New England Dreams

At last it’s cover reveal time for book four of my Northbrooke High series – New England Dreams! I’ve been sitting on this for a while and it was really difficult not to share it instantly as I’m so thrilled … Continue reading

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With my Editor hat on…

After the last two blogs from my fellow Piranhas (from Katy and Pia), I thought it was time I stepped out of the closet with my editor hat on to give the view from the other side. An editor serves two … Continue reading

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Is a good edit just a matter of taste?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the process and results of editing. In part this is because I’m perfecting a book ready for release later in the month, which has gone through two rounds of editing and another of proof-reading. … Continue reading

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