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The Friday Fishwrap Celebrates Summer!

Best Wishes, Dear George: The BBC Trust has chosen George Entwistle as it’s new Director General. To thatwe say Huzzah! Despite the many and varied challenges he will be facing, the Friday Fishwrap thinks this is a brilliant move on the … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Baked And Overloaded

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:   The problem with self-publishing is: too many books are published too soon. Count my voice as just one amongst many across the publishing world that continue to advise self-publishers to … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: And Another Thing

The Gods We Pray To? Writers tend to invoke a variety of deities, and not just “the one, all seeing, almighty” during the course of a writing day. We pray for Wisdom, to know what to write that will get … Continue reading

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The Friday Fishwrap: Fails The Turing Test

Touring Turing Take a spin around the World Wide Web today and tomorrow and you’ll see many different posts about the amazing yet far too short life of Alan Mathison Turing. The Alan Turing Year: 2012 marks the celebration of the life … Continue reading

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The Friday Fishwrap Goes For A Song

‎“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ~Victor Hugo Writing may be a solitary endeavour, but rarely is it a silent one, not even when you’re sitting in a great library. … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: On Writing

If this is a writers Blog, why don’t you write about writing? So goes the sixty-four thousand dollar question, which I was asked over this past weekend for about the sixty-four thousandth time. Simple answer? I’m too busy…. and that really … Continue reading

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Monday Madness: How to Succeed In Publishing Without Really Trying?

I Heard It Through The Grapevine: At BEA 2012, Bowker vice-president for publishing services Kelly Gallagher released their newest self-published books figures. For 2011, the number of self-published titles (based on ISBNs) was 211,269. The numbers for 2010 were 133,036. Two Hundred … Continue reading

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