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The freedom that comes your way but once

Plunge in and don’t hold back, says guest blogger novelist Mavis Cheek

Novelist Mavis Cheek

Novelist Mavis Cheek

When I wrote my first novel, 23 years ago, I had a freedom that comes a novelist’s way but once – the freedom of being a hitherto unpublished author, the freedom of being a writer untainted by success. And it is a joy. The novice can plunge in and apply any rules, tricks, tweaks and lessons learned without fear or favour.

The virgin author can imagine everything and know nothing for certain – including whether or not […]  Continue reading


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