Category Archives: Writing a novel

Gizoogle is da shiznit!

A running gag in the Urban-Smith books is the proliferation of themed restaurants. In the course of the 1st 2 books, our protagonists have dined at surrealist Japanese restaurant, The Melting Lotus, Elizabethan theatre theme restaurant, Soliloquies, and Glaswegian cordon … Continue reading

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Writing a Murder Mystery: Motives for Murder

Originally posted on JC Gatlin – Author:
After revealing “Who Done It,” the most important piece of the puzzle in a good murder mystery is “Why Done It.” The Antagonist’s reason to commit murder and hide it must be creative,…

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Intelligent Design – Above Top Secret

Following on from my previous article, and endeavoring to be as topical as possible, here is an extract from Intelligent Design; Book Two, which is currently in process. This scene leads on from What is Project American Quilt? * “OK, Major, he’s … Continue reading

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It’s a Punderful Life.

Following on from, Pacing, puns and punctuation; the holy trinity and, A thingy by any other name – the joy of euphemisms, my exploration of British comedy continues with an examination of that great comedy institution, the pun. Pun for Your Life! English … Continue reading

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Pacing, puns and punctuation; the holy trinity.

My new friends and fellow bloglodytes, Paula of sanseilife, and Rachel of The Cricket Pages, have been kind enough to beta read Laugh out Dead, and give me their opinions. They have given some excellent advice, as a result of … Continue reading

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A thingy by any other name – the joy of euphemisms

Following on from my conversations with Paula of sanseilife, I wanted to explore some of the aspects of British humour that make it so……well, British. Calling a Spade, “that thing we keep in the shed for digging with.” A euphemism … Continue reading

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No sex please, we’re British.

My new friends and fellow bloglodytes, Paula of sanseilife, and Rachel of The Cricket Pages, have been kind enough to beta read Laugh out Dead, and give me their opinions. They have given some excellent advice, as a result of … Continue reading

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Two more thank-you’s.

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Sixty three thank-yous and a request for beta readers.

Thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by this blog, and A Very British Haiku, leaving comments, liking posts and showing support. I am hoping to self publish my 1st 2 novels around Easter-time, and I would be grateful … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Inventing Your Own Disease – part 2

Following on from part 1, here are the final steps to creating your disease or illness.

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