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Review of Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)'s - The Cuckoo's Calling
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Hi guys, Just finished reading JK Rowling's detective novel, written under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith -- The Cuckoo's CallingNot bad. The writing, of course is pretty damned good, and the plot's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerry J Donovan Feb 9, 2014.

Book promotion sites
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Hi guys,Anyone know a decent blog/review site I could contact to promote my new crime thriller novel? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerry J Donovan Jan 30, 2014.

Finished the 'shoddy first draft' - what now?
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I've finished my current WIP. First of all "Yeah - it's done". Second, what do I do now?I normally the put the SFD away for a month to percolate before starting the rewrite. I find this helps me…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerry J Donovan Jan 13, 2014.


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About Me:
I'm a furniture designer/maker, avid reader of crime fiction and amateur writer. Married for 36 years, three children, 3 grandchildren - no pets (ever)
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Reader, Writer, Publisher
Books And Authors I Like:
John Grisham, Michael Connely, Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, Kate Atkinson, etc. etc.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
NCIS, Morse, Lewis, Judge John Deed, quiz shows, sports shows

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At 10:54pm on January 30, 2014, Karen Long said…

Never apologise for your work! I'm really looking forward to reading more of it. BTW my email is Much easier to communicate that way. Firstly do you NEED an agent? Or are you doing bloody well yourself. That's the joy of self publishing. You do have to compromise or be a tiddler in the agent's pond. You are published and getting recommendations which is what an agent would do for you. Look at their site and tick on submissions but before you do I recommend that you buy the writers and artists yearbook. It gives you the skinny on pros and cons and most importantly HOW to apply. There's a protocol. You have all of the agents details and who/what they are looking for. Hope that's helpful x

At 9:39pm on January 30, 2014, Karen Long said…

I agree totally. I did self publish for a week or so but got picked up by an agency who worked with me on tightening the text and then published me themselves under the White Glove scheme. It extremely helpful having an agent and I love working with Peta. I'm on the client list if you want to check me out. x

At 9:09pm on January 30, 2014, Karen Long said…

Lurve the furniture. Just followed your link to The fussy librarian. I'm just a couple of comments short of applying. Soooo if you like The Safe Word post a comment and rating. I shall do likewise. x

At 8:52pm on January 30, 2014, Karen Long said…

BTW I'm on Twitter karenlongwriter x

At 8:50pm on January 30, 2014, Karen Long said…

Sports and Excersise eh? Very helpful. I studied Eng Lit and Drama at UCNW and then took Neurobiology with the OU. 

At 8:48pm on January 30, 2014, Karen Long said…

Yup got it! I've downloaded a copy and will get onto that during coffee break. I've just noticed that you're a furniture designer/maker. Interesting. Send pics

At 8:23pm on January 30, 2014, Karen Long said…

Hi Kerry

Not quite a Shropshire lass but married a Shropshire lad! Like you I'm newly published on Amazon and POD. Want to swap reads? I will send you the link and you do the same. What did you study at Brum and what sort of market research? I'm a third of the way through a follow up to The Safe Word and am an enthusiastic runner. I'm hoping to do the 'Tough Mudder' challenge this year so I can be irritatingly smug my son did it last year and I was desperate to get in there but not sure about the upper body strength needed. Wet and cold I like x So heres the link to The Safe Word and send me yours. Kxx

At 7:08am on January 30, 2014, Karen Long said…

Befriend away! I'm Shropshire based, married with three grown up kids (numerically and legally rather than emotionally). I love reading and travelling have way too many bloody pets (and kids). Read your profile but can't share your reviewing of JK Rowling's new book as haven't read it but love Scandi thrillers, American noir but haven't settled on a Brit writer that grabs me yet. But could be persuaded. Tell me about France and why? x

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