Q. How much of the story is based on personal experience?
A. About 10%

Q. Where did the other 90% come from?
A. Internet, magazines, catalogues, T.V. – and lots of imagination.

Q. How many books are there in the series?
A. Six so far, with enough material for a seventh.

Q. When will they be published?
A. As and when I can have them transposed onto the Internet.

Q. Any tips for writing books?
A. Use scrap paper for your drafts – inspect any junk mail for A4 paper that’s printed on only one side and use the other side - you’ll be using a lot of it.
Decide what you’re happiest at using for composing a book, e.g., handwriting, computer. If handwriting, use a pencil – it requires less grip and pressure than a ball pen which is important from the writers cramp aspect and can be erased more easily for rewriting words or phrases.

If using a word processor or a computer, save each session to a floppy disc – my computer asked me some question I hadn’t come across before and I gave the wrong answer – it deleted six weeks work, completely – not just sent to the recycle bin.
Fold a page of A4 in half down its length and fill both halves with short ideas for the book, e.g. ‘Anne and Colin meet on cycle ride’.

Keep a note of characters’ names, their relationship if any with other characters, and their role if required.
If handwriting, give each chapter a letter and start it at page one.  In this way, if you get writer’s block with one chapter you can start a new chapter and go back to complete any uncompleted chapters later without having a dreadful job of renumbering pages. Keep each chapter in a separate sleeve so you don’t have a pile of pages cascading around you. 

Try to write every day and remember that all books have to start by the author writing the first letter of the first word, and then adding to it letter by letter, word by word, day after day

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