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Gilly Smith

Pitching for a new book

This is the time I hate most. The waiting game. One book in with the editor, having its i’s dotted and its quotes cross checked ready for delivery to the book shelves and the media scrutiny in September, and the other currently in the post from agent to publishers. It should be the best time; the hard stuff is over, the sun is shining. I could even go and ride…

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On Being a Writer

I’m a writer. I spend my days writing and, just about often enough to get the mortgage paid, I earn money from it. We’re a rare breed, those of us who do it for a living, and I think that this is a fairly rare blog in telling it how it is. If you want to be a writer, or if you’re a writer doing what you do and want…

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