Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

4Time for my annual report on the Edinburgh Fringe – the world’s largest arts festival. Read last year’s report here.

This is my second year attending as audience-only. I’m now concentrating hard on my novels, and am in the closing chapters of the sequel to Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens. I really do miss being up in front of a crowd. Getting wonderful fan-mail via Goodreads is some compensation, but doesn’t have quite the adrenalin rush.

By a bizarre quirk of circumstance, first up this year for me again was Gary Colman at Whistlebinkies, who was in the same slot as last year. As with last year, few in the audience had heard of him before. It was almost all new material, but the same old Gary. He’s been at it at least a decade now, and is one of the hardest-working comics on the circuit. He now boasts some endorsements from the likes of Frank Skinner on his publicity material As Woody Allen said: “80% of success is turning up”. Gary turns up a lot: QED – the answer to his lack of success isn’t in the turning up. The missing 20% must be Gary and his material. I’ve thought about this a lot over the last few days, and discussed my thoughts with other people. Is it his material (partly), his audience interaction (partly), or Gary himself (partly)?

He does make a connection with the audience, but never asks for names. It’s always “You, Sir,” or “Yes, Madam”. You could argue that his life in the Army, or his Civvy Street job as a GP might have a bearing on this, but I doubt it. It’s a distancing thing. There’s no warmth. It’s an act. I mean, obviously it’s an act. But it is so obviously an act – it looks very contrived. Others succeed in contriving to be spontaneous, but Gary doesn’t. There’s no bonding. Although much of his material relates to his family, he’s not letting you in. I’ve met Gary. I nearly worked with Gary. I like Gary. But his public persona is so obviously forced. He did promise us three gags in the show, and I think that’s all there were. I do recall giving him a two-liner to use to open a new venue once. He ballsed it up by reordering it so that the words lost their humour: he’d ironed it out Maybe that’s it: maybe Gary’s trying to force something that’s just not there.

I was joined by my longest-suffering friend the next day. I’d chosen Pippa Evans for our first show, but it was her day off. An earnest young man with an American accent promised us improvised comedy based on a movie pitch with the audience as producers, if we came back in a few minutes. We promised we would. “Run!” hissed my friend as soon as we cleared the door.

So we ended up at Luke Graves’s show (Hastings Comedian of the Year 2013, no less). He’s around thirty years old, had warmth and wasn’t afraid to be a little spontaneous. A smaller and more intimate venue than Gary’s, so probably easier. He asked the audience questions and genuinely engaged with members, coming back to them periodically. A reasonably amusing set, but it was a ‘work in progress’ and only lasted half an hour. I’d much rather a comic were honest about it and didn’t try and stretch the same thing out to an hour. Better than the dreadful bearded young award-winning bore I saw last year – who did just that with similar material (minus any humour).

Next up was with The Story of Medieval England from 1066 to 1485 at Roughly Nine Years and Two Jokes per Minute Incorporating the Hundred Years War as a Football Match and of course Scottish Independence Performed by Paul B. Edwards.

Edwards was dressed in a Norman helmet and mock-chainmail, using a ring-binder with notes to take us through this history at speed from a pulpit. There’s a bit of this stuff about, and you know you’ll at least learn something even if it’s not funny. Edwards is funny, and so is his material. He’s learnt to play with the audience and get them onside. He’s clearly also relaxed doing it, which relaxes the audience. The show lived up to its promise, and we were definitely entertained. And educated.

Finally we went to see the marvellous Jacky Wood with Five Characters in Search of a Guitar. Disclaimer: I used to improvise a bit with Jacky. She’s a very accomplished actor and comedienne, but this was the first time I’d seen her perform music (guitar and ukulele). Both of us were delighted by her performance. Here’s a professionally trained actor who can deliver the goods, every time. The characters and their songs were well-thought-out and funny on a number of levels. She kept the audience occupied with pre-recorded material whilst she did quick changes (which can’t have been easy, given that she’s pregnant). This wasn’t an act that had been cobbled together from a few random thoughts by someone forcing their funny. Full marks.

Day three saw me venturing out to see the Maydays with Jacky. They were doing an improvised show based on Nineties sci-fi series Quantum Leap. Each day they would have a guest improviser. The guest that day had no show to plug. Was it a coincidence that the show didn’t quite work? Maybe, but I think the problem might have been with the ‘offer’ in a second strand of the story which didn’t involve the guest. Just sayin‘. The format was good, and I’m guessing I saw a bomb that didn’t detonate as planned. That’s improvisation. Jen Rowe was good as Al, and you could argue that she doesn’t have to work quite as hard as the others, since her character is static. Liz Peters stood out, giving her smouldering vixen act.

Do I review BBC Writersroom? As you’d expect from Auntie Beeb it was well-organised. A good, honest Q&A with two top-flight script experts. There’s no shortage of aspiring writers out there, but the questions showed that expectations and preconceptions are often very out of kilter. The experts were patient, understanding and eager to help. The BBC is one of the greatest institutions this country has, and it tries very hard to fulfil its public-service remit.

I took a random dip next and ended up watching Andrew O’Neill’s Mindspiders at Whistlebinkies. Younger than Gary Colman (remember him?), and has been featured on TV. And he is a TV, in fact – complete with tights and makeup, long hair, covered in tattoos and referring constantly to his wife, and occasionally his veganism (as a result of which he’s never had a Kit Kat Chunky – so he must be fairly strict).

O’Neill is definitely a discovery for me. He takes Harry Hill-style tangential asides but pushes them a bit further up the absurdity curve. In case you hadn’t guessed from his physical description, he’s very in-your-face, but not in a rude or abrasive way. Some genuinely good laughs. He got to know a couple of people by name, and had a bit of banter and then progressed to full audience participation for the finale. He was relaxed and in control when he spilled a pint of beer (presumably vegan beer – or does alcohol make things with animal ingredients okay? I have no idea.) over hand-written notes he was due to read out – very professional and competent. His material was bright, imaginative, original and funny – and his confidence made all the difference in its delivery. Great stuff, and I look forward to seeing more of him.

Last gig of the day was Jim Eoin in Edinburgh’s most comfortable venue (150), which is a conference centre. Not really a Fringe show, and not really a Fringe audience either. (It was the first time I’d smelled alcohol fumes from the audience, and I don’t think it was because it wasn’t taking place in licenced premises. Most licenced premises in Edinburgh reek of piss and disinfectant.) Gary (yep – still trying to fix him. It’s because I care.) could learn a lot from Jim. He’s a seasoned comic who does a lot of fairly physical stuff – pulling faces and acting silently. Again, his confidence shines through. His humour is of the very relaxed kind, and the audience is invited to see the world through his eyes – to join his cosy little club. There wasn’t an endless stream of gags, but the laughs were good. He gave me my only truly explosive belly-laugh of the entire Fringe, for which I’m grateful. It was pretty good, but didn’t quite live up to the expectations I’d built up from TV.

My last show of the whole Fringe was Wil Hodgson: You Will be Taken from This Place. What an extraordinarily captivating performance this was. Wil Hodgson and a microphone. No notes. He just told us a history of hanging in the United Kingdom from conception to abolition. He told us about the lives of the hangmen and the development of the art (if you can call it that) of hanging. One huge comic-relief laugh. This is a man who knows how to hold an audience and tell a story. Absolutely brilliant. If there was one show that made me want to get back up and perform again next year, this was it.

What flower is your novel like? (Mine’s a Venus flytrap)

Venus fly trap

My Venus fly trap

At a writing workshop recently I was asked what my novel would be if it were a flower.

The answer was a Venus fly-trap. I mean, obviously. In part, that’s because the one I own was flowering at the time (see pic).

What I think is so funny about my Venus flytrap is that there it is busy making a living by (and let’s be honest here) murdering insects… and yet it’s a flowering plant and therefore completely dependent on them for pollination and procreation!

So what it does is really clever – it puts it flowers a clear twelve inches above the ground, which is about 10-11 inches above its deadly leaves in the hope that it won’t kill and eat the insects it needs in order to survive as a species.

And then I got to thinking that my latest novel really is like a Venus flytrap:

  • it’s fascinating and quirky
  • there’s stuff going on at a number of different levels to keep you guessing
  • it has fast and deadly action
  • there are beautiful bits (places, characters, emotions)
  • there are scary insects involved
  • …and you really want one so that you look cool!

It’s getting a lot of five-star reviews right, now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0957320450

Do your research, but spare us the detail

Research is critical – there’s always going to be an expert out there who trips you up as a writer if you don’t get it right. I once modelled for a photo-shoot where I starred as Mozart. The sub-editor overseeing it (an art historian) explained that even the inkwell I used had to be of the precise era, or they’d get complaints from pedantic readers. Luckily he knew someone at Sotheby’s and was able to procure one. But I digress.

When writing about a specific period in time you have to be able to write like an authority in order to be able to convince the reader and keep the disbelief suspended. (If you’re writing fantasy or sci-fi, you still have to ‘research’ or imagine the entire universe the story is set in – same thing.) I’ve just read a couple of time-travel novels and would like to talk a little about their period research – where it went right and wrong.

Time and Again, Jack Finney

Time and Again by Jack Finney, was published in 1970. Finney is probably most famous for his novel The Bodysnatchers, which was filmed as Invasion of the Bodysnatchers – though Time and Again is described as his greatest success. The protagonist, living in New York in 1970, takes part in a government time-travel experiment and has an adventure in the NYC of 1882. The novel was hailed as an instant classic. However, all of us in the Goodreads group I read it with found the descriptions excessively long. None of us could wait to finish the novel and just get it over with.

The author had clearly invested a huge amount of time (pun not intended) in research. He’d picked a specific period of time (stop it) and tied real period events into it, including a fire in a building that actually happened (contemporary newspaper clippings are included in the novel). The problem seems to have been that, having invested all that time in research, the author felt he had to use it and spew it out over the page.

You could argue that the protagonist – the story’s narrator – is being paid to be a professional observer by the government, and that this is therefore within his character’s behaviour. You could argue that, but if you read the novel you’ll find that it’s just badly overwritten. An editor should have chopped this. The length of the descriptions could have been cut quite comfortably after the character’s trait had been established. I suspect author and editor were aiming for an artistic legacy work.

Touched by an Angel, Jonathan Morris

Compare and contrast with Touched by an Angel by Jonathan Morris. This is what you’d probably call a ‘pulp fiction’ novel, written about the Eleventh Doctor Who (Matt Smith). The time-travel here is restricted to a couple of decades, so it’s within living memory for much of the readership, and the remainder will be familiar with the era from their exposure to media from it during their own lives.

There are actually three critical pieces of research here: character, plot and period. The author has watched enough episodes to depict the central characters (the Doctor, Amy and Rory) and their behaviour convincingly. The plot is as expected for the type of plot dealt with by the eleventh Doctor. Finally, the period detail is correct. It is over-egged a little in places, though. Instead of being slid in gently as a backdrop, we get very deliberate references to songs, and in particular the protagonist our trio deal with reads a newspaper called The European (d.1998). This latter choice rankles just a little bit, since the protagonist’s character probably would have been an Financial Times reader and – here’s the kicker: no one actually read The European, which is why it folded.

Details, details…

So if you’re writing a story that requires period accuracy, do take great care to research the period in terms of its language, mannerisms, technology, etc. But let the reader’s imagination fill in the blanks once you’ve given them enough to go on. Don’t continue to hit them over the head with the details.

Leave it out…

You don’t need to incorporate all that research you carried out. Ask yourself if it’s relevant to the story. If in doubt, leave it out. If you’re that bothered, write a postscript at the end, or one of these new-fangled ‘questions for book clubs’ sections. If you still find yourself itching to use all that research then maybe you really have become an expert in your field, and you should consider specialising in this area? After I wrote and performed The End of the World Show I was left with masses of material, which I turned into Apocalypse Later and was able to share with a whole new audience.

Apocalypse Later… again

Thanks to terrific reader feedback, I’ve republished Apocalypse Later: A guide to the end of the world by Nice Mr Death as an ebook. It’s now available on Kindle, and from Amazon Createspace as a paperback.

Second edition cover

Second edition cover. Nice, eh? Designed for better interwebs viewing

I published Apocalypse Later as a traditional paperback in August 2012, as I was performing my cult solo comedy The End of the World Show at the Edinburgh Fringe. I’d done a half-run the year before, and audience members kept suggesting that I write a book. There was so much material left over, and (the late) Harold Camping was making headlines around the world with his doomsday predictions. The book sold like hot cakes after my show.

In December 2012 I was interviewed live on UK TV, and was featured in the newspapers, but sales of Apocalypse Later suffered because – being new to the publishing game – I didn’t have distribution. Despite heavy back-orders, the Amazon sales algorithm would only order a few copies at a time. Much of the humour is in the footnotes, and I didn’t believe that e-readers could handle them. I was wrong: badly wrong. I know, I know: I coulda shoulda woulda had a bestseller on my hands – they all say that! :-)

Fast-forward to 2014 and I did a Goodreads Giveaway for Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens. When doing the fulfilment I discovered it would cost me no more to send a copy of Apocalypse Later to the winners in addition. Roll forward a couple of months and I received fan mail and a five-star review from a lady in California. She and her husband were raving about Apocalypse Later to all their friends, but she couldn’t get a copy from Amazon, and could I oblige her with a signed one?

I realised I had to republish. I made a couple of tiny updates for the second edition and designed a new cover. The original uses silver foil block lettering, and was designed to stand out in a retail environment. The new edition has a cover that lifts it off the page in web searches.

So there’s life after Armageddon. Apocalypse Later is available from Amazon as an ebook or a Createspace paperback. If you want a signed copy of the original first edition with silver foil lettering, please order one from the link on the side bar on my website.

Key takeaway – it ain’t over ‘til it’s over!

Public reading at London Book Fair

Public reading of Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens

Public reading of Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens

The London Book Fair took place earlier this month. I was invited to perform a public reading of Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens: Doctor How, book one
at an event organised by The Alliance of Independent Authors, and funded by Amazon and Createspace.

The pub was packed, the sponsors were picking up the bar tab, and I was on late in the evening. Unfortunately the video camera picked up the noise of the glasses being washed rather than my reading. I recorded the piece to camera for you to enjoy. See below.

 

Doctor How and the Mad March Launch

The second week of March can only mean one thing: Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens is due for publication in four days.

The word count is now 65,000. It’s been professionally proofed and reviewed by a couple of beta-readers. The cover artwork has been done and redone. The CreateSpace version has been laid out, and it has lost two pages in the last 24 hours. Not a reduction in words – just an increase in the quality of layout. The cover was the last thing to be approved: a higher resolution image. The Goodreads giveaway finishes on Thursday 13th, which is the official day of publication. The press release is written and ready for release first thing on Thursday 13th. A video trailer will be released formally on the first stop on the blog tour that Goddess Fish Promotions have arranged for me. I have sneakily published the novel before its formal launch just to make sure I’m not missing any potential sales – and also so that I can order a few copies to fulfill that Goodreads giveaway.

Other things I’ve done are publish and arrange Kindle free days for:

Doctor How and the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy

Doctor How and the Rings of Uranus

Is there anything more I need to do? Yes, absolutely. I feel I’ve failed to engage with my potential readership in Goodreads. I’ve been made to feel very welcome in the Time Travel group on the site, but have been held back by the unwillingness to seem at all ‘pushy’ about my work. That’s obviously something I have to work on. All I can do now is keep writing book two (as yet untitled) and keep plugging away at the publicity as best I can without it becoming too much of a distraction for me.

Right now feels exactly like the moment before exams – months of preparation; and if it’s not done now, it’s not going to happen before the exam. The results will be out soon enough.

Doctor How and the Frustrating February

F is for the F in Frustrating February I’ve just had (geddit?).

January had the big learning-curve associated with my first Kindle giveaway, which was for Doctor How and the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy. Not a catchy title, but I was hoping it would hit some keywords in searches. The indications were that I was right, because the ‘also bought’ section in Amazon displays a load of titles completely unrelated to my genre. Keywords work – what a fantastic own-goal by yours truly!

It didn’t achieve anything like the download numbers I’d been led to anticipate from online marketing courses and the experience of others. Clearly I’d done something wrong, and there was something I was missing. I pulled all the stops out for Doctor How and the Rings of Uranus. A great title, no? Certainly one of the wonderful moderators of the Time Travel section of Goodreads thought so when I contacted her in desperation and despair as the title got as much interest as its predecessor. She kindly directed me to where, exactly, I should be posting. The fact that it was a little too late was my own fault. The other problem I have is that I’m British. That means I’m reluctant to be too pushy in forums, so I miss out on the more obvious self-promotion that some others do. I will have to gird my loins and get used to it.

I did experiment with boosted Facebook posts. They were extraordinary. I gained thousands of ‘views’ but, unfortunately, very little ‘engagement’. Partly the problem is that one cannot use an image with more than 25% text. The average book cover is way over the limit set by Facebook. People do respond to images, and it’s a great image. Trouble is that clicking on an image wasn’t the action I wanted. I wanted people to click on the Kindle link and download it for free. I tested a couple of boosted posts, but no dice.

Other things in February were to continue to write a book review a day, which saw me getting to #18 in the UK’s top reviewers at the start of the month. I also finished a promotional video for the Doctor How series, which is now waiting in the wings. It was a labour of love; involving a lot of animation, sourcing and editing of sound files, as well as buggering around with settings in PowerPoint and MovieMaker to get the whole thing to work. I could never have done it without the lessons I learnt putting together The End of the World Show in 2011 and 2012. I’ve also spent endless hours learning how to do a Goodreads giveaway for the first time, converting sample chapters to epub format, and setting up an AWeber account. All very wearing, but the hope is that this is time invested that will pay off at some point.

Book marketing wears me down because it’s full of emotional highs and lows, and also because it’s not something I’m wholly comfortable with. There’s also this terrible fear of breaking the rules on posting in groups. Give me a blank page and I will happily sit alone and fill it with entertaining prose. Interaction with other people is what wears introverts down, whereas solitary activity energises us. Even writing the lows in a story fills me with positive energy because it’s still an act of creation.

Two days ago (Friday 21st) I suddenly found myself writing the opening of book two. I’d hoped to be well into it by now, but the marketing of book one, Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens has delayed me. Boy, the sun came out in my life – I can’t tell you how joyous it was suddenly to be writing fiction again! The following day I wrote a less obvious opening and had a very pleasurable two hours of sitting and letting my mind wander through books two, three, four and five, giggling to myself as I added new layers of stupidity and mayhem to the storyline.

Chapter one completed, and chapter two underway, I must now return to the marketing. I need to converse with more people on Goodreads. Once I get into these things, I love it, and the people on Goodreads are absolutely wonderful – but it’s just getting over that initial getting-to-know-you awkwardness and not feeling like I’m pushing stuff at people. This coming Friday (28th) I have the London Author Fair. Sod’s Law dictates that I have a clash right when the most interesting speaker will be talking. Next weekend I have to prepare the CreateSpace cover for book one: Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens. On Monday 10th of March I start a four-week blog tour for the launch of Illegal Aliens. Four weeks! It took three solid days of writing just to come up with the content for that tour. As a big surprise, I do have that video to release.

I’ve read very widely on Kindle marketing in the last couple of months and I recognise that marketing overwhelm is a serious problem. I have to find out not just what works for my novels, but what works for me personally. There’s no use wearing myself out by utilising every marketing tool at my disposal. In the next couple of months I should be able to find some kind of happy medium, and get back to doing what I love above anything else: writing novels.

Is Content King?

It’s almost a month since I published [book:Doctor How and the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy|20335596], which is a promotional taster for the whole Doctor How series. Last weekend I ran a four-day Kindle freebie promotion for it. I set myself a ludicrous target for downloads, which I came nowhere near achieving.

Am I disheartened? Not a bit of it. I’ve failed before in marketing novels, but I’m failing just that little bit better this time. You can buy any number of courses on Kindle marketing, and read any number of books on social media. In the end, just two things matter. Here’s the big reveal [SFX: drum roll]:

  • Learning what works for you
  • Applying that over a reasonable period of time

Ta-da! This means that marketing books is exactly like any other business. Or, indeed, pretty much any other human activity – from getting fit to getting a degree. It’s what the management gurus call an iterative process. In other words, you have to keep trying and slowly but surely narrow your activities down until they are time-effective and cost-effective for you.

Time is my biggest constraint, despite the fact that I have a four-day workweek. I’m able to get my marketing and social media stuff done because I work to a strict timetable. I have a critical path in a spreadsheet to remind myself of what needs to happen at what point in order to meet my deadline of publication on March 13th for [book:Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens|20600191].

I have a daily task list mainly composed of smaller tasks on social media. The big things – website redesigns, artwork, etc., I need to tackle at the weekends. And that’s my main problem: I’m a content person. No, no – a content person: a person who likes producing content; not someone who’s happy no matter what his circumstances. I love writing and creating. And I’m an introvert. So weighing in on social media really is hard work for me. Yesterday was tough. I read through [book:Doctor How and the Rings of Uranus|20627055] for one final edit before publishing, and I practically wept because I missed writing fiction so much.

However, things do get easier with time. This week I listed my first Goodreads Giveaway. Yesterday I found a really fantastic free service http://www.online-convert.com/ to convert files into epub format so that I could get free downloads up onto Goodreads. These were one-off learning experiences, and were time well-invested. On the plus side, a couple of hundred people are already interested in that giveaway, and for some reason seven people decided to follow me on Twitter yesterday. And if you’re wondering what the odd [book:NUMBER] thing is, it’s my little experiment to see whether the content of this post links properly when automatically posted in Goodreads via RSS. It’s a one- off experiment which will either make my post look awful, or might just make an incremental difference. (Linking my blog to Goodreads was last Sunday’s experiment.)

I know there are things that I have to do in the next few weeks which will put me squarely outside my comfort zone in terms of finding a readership for the Doctor How series – for example, approaching blog-owners about guest-posting. I’m gritting my teeth at this stage and going through the process. This is because I really am beginning to find out what works for me and my writing, and what I can reasonably manage. And, after only two months (five weeks if I’m really honest) of properly trying to engage, I’m beginning to see results – however small. I know that, once I’ve got the launch of Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens out of the way I’ll be able to spend a much bigger chunk of my time being content creating content. Content may be King, but marketing is the master.

Doctor How plot in Private Eye cartoon

Doctor Who 50th and Kennedy Assassination connected

Doctor Who 50th and Kennedy Assassination connected

British satirical magazine Private Eye spotted exactly what I did, publishing this cartoon about the connection between the Doctor Who 50th anniversary and the Kennedy Assassination.

You can read all about it in Doctor How and the Kennedy Assassination, which is available free on Kindle from 17th to 20th January 2014.

Doctor How and the Frustrating Christmas

Yesterday I managed, finally, to publish Doctor How and the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy on Kindle. This is the first of two promotional short stories in advance of the publication of the first book in the five-volume Doctor How series, Doctor How: Who are the Illegal Aliens? due out on March 13th. It doesn’t matter how many times you publish something, it’s a finnicky business. The cover image is just one of the elements that never goes right first time. Up to 50% of the sales of a book are dependent on its cover, so it’s a critical element.

Doctor How Kennedy cover

Previous version

Doctor How book cover

Final version

The image on the left is the initial draft. (When I say, ‘initial draft’, it’s the product of days of image research, throwing ideas around, playing with layouts and testing them on readers.)

Great idea, but a few things don’t work.

First, the publisher’s logo isn’t needed (even though it’s a great publisher it means nothing to readers). The title already has the word Kennedy in it, and we have an iconic picture of the man himself, so we don’t need the JFK on the gravestone. Getting rid of the JFK allows the font size of the dates to be increased. The chalk scoring-out and the 7 have also been increased proportionately. This is important because this image will be viewed as a thumbnail on Amazon, and it’s the crossing out of the 3 and its replacement with a 7 that conveys the idea of the story, and piques the reader’s interest. It’s now more obvious to the casual viewer in a smaller image.

The gold of the gravestone lettering has been lost behind the embossing effect, so the opacity of the embossing layer was decreased to 30% to make the characters stand out better from the granite.

Last of all, the author’s name has been put in bold. Not an ego thing: just straightforward marketing; the author is a brand as much as Doctor How is.

And then there’s the content. This morning I uploaded the story for the third time. I wasn’t happy with the blurb or the keyword tags the first time. Then I decided to move the title and the title verso page content to the back so that the reader can get straight into the story. It also allows people to read more of it for free using the ‘Look inside’ feature, and I’m fairly confident that the more they read of the story the likelier they will be to buy it.

The modern writer’s life is not about writing: it’s about content management, packaging, keyword tags and meta data. I’ve not even begun the marketing.

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Doctor How and the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy forms part of book two, and will only be available for a limited time.

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