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Gilly Smith

Recent Posts

  • The Long and Winding Road

    The Long and Winding Road
  • Taming the Stallion

    Taming the Stallion
  • A Food Shaped World

    A Food Shaped World
  • TV Chefs: Then, Now and Should Be

    TV Chefs: Then, Now and Should Be
  • The Future of Food

    The Future of Food
  • The Influencers: a webinar

    The Influencers: a webinar


A lot of my mates spend this “down time” sitting on the beach, in the park, even going on holiday, and put it down to research. But they tend to be the fiction writers for whom simply going out of the front door can inspire a new idea for a story. So, although humble non-fiction write I may be, I’m training myself to get out more, to leave Google alone…

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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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