Quentin Cope

108 Added | 5 Magazines | @QuentinCope | Writer, Author and Observer of people, places and faces ... always striving to be better!

Brief Encounter ...

His mind was elsewhere initially as he strolled some-what mechanically down London’s premier shopping district focusing only on the space immediately …

The Blitz ...

As the Collins boy carried on forging a reputation at school for his considerable athletic skills, the dark clouds of war were once again gathering …

Finding Charlotte

The voice didn’t shock or surprise him although when she first spoke, Glenn Carlisle was not expecting it being deep in thought over his current …

Great stories … in a series …

Great stories … in a series … but what constitutes a Saga?<p>Family Saga’s ... what are they really? Well, they can be whatever you want them to be as a …

Deliver By Moonlight

<b>Deliver By Moonlight – A great summer read.</b><p>In this captivating work of historical fiction, the birth of an illegitimate child, the formation of the …

Half a million words ... who could imagine?

<b>Half a million words ... this is what they look like!</b><p>Short stories, long stories, novels, novellas, literary collections, published, unpublished, …

Who deals the cards ... in the writing game?

<b>Who deals the cards ... in the writing game?</b><p>Whatever you write, whoever you write it for, whoever you write it to, wherever you write and eventually …

You laugh ... or you cry ... your choice!

You laugh ... or you cry ... your choice ..!<p>With something for everyone; scenario’s each one of you will recognise and characters that actually live …

Three books ... three winners ... three losers!

<b>Three books … three winners and three losers!</b><p>The second coming … or someone coming second? That’s the question and only a techno-thriller like ‘The …

Carlisle

The attractive and well mannered receptionist took her visitor in to see Mr Jeremiah Winston who greeted him with a broad smile and a firm …

Who Was Tony Collins - Master Spy?

<b>Who was Tony Collins – Master Spy?</b><p>That’s the question, so what is the answer? Well, if you were around in the 60’s and 70’s and had more than a …

501 Writer's Useful Phrases

So, what happens when you get to page 25 and you fall unexpectedly upon the one single sentence; one that simply does not look right; somehow …

Painting

Things You Should Know ...

<b>Things You Should Know About Women (Written By A Man)</b><p>As talking is recognised as the singular most important element of communication between two …

Love

The Unicorn Conspiracy

The dark green limousine sped past High Wycombe at well over the obligatory seventy, with John, the driver, relaxed and comfortable at the wheel. The …

Cool Stuff

The Geneveh Project

It was time for Eric Saunders to join the controlled chaos of exiting a tediously full Gulf Air flight at London Heathrow’s Terminal Four. He hated …

Cool Stuff

The Ludlum Prediction

Sayed Mutalib Jalali had been shot in the chest, just above the heart ... in the stomach and the right thigh. The injuries inflicted by the nine …

Cool Stuff

The End ...

<b>The Questions ...</b><p><b>101: Did You Enjoy It?:</b><p>A time for reflection perhaps? If you really did enjoy the experience of writing your work of fiction, then …

Painting

Selling Your Book ...

<b>All the other stuff …</b><p>Selling your book in other Languages. There are unfortunately not many options here unless you are able to latch on to an agent …

Publishing

What Next ..?

<b>Now you have to publish it !</b><p>Having now produced your final manuscript, turned it into a book by adding a cover image or jacket and finally put …

Publishing

The Doksany Legacy

<b>Baluchistan</b><p>The words ‘Assalam 'alaykum’ rattled round a shivering half consciousness. Again ‘Assalam 'alaykum’..! The intrusive language … a language …

Cool Stuff

Deliver By Moonlight

<b>Forest de Compiègne, Northern France, November 11th - 1918</b><p>The time was confirmed by a glance at his pocket watch, a valued gift from his father at …

Painting

Carlisle: The Russian ...

<b>The Russian ...</b><p>The broad back of Clenchkov was immediately recognizable as he sat hunched over the bar chatting quietly to Edward. Glenn slid onto a …

The Writers’ Diseases: Writer's Block ...

<b>Writers’ Block …</b><p>I touched on this earlier and I’m afraid the bad news is that ‘writers block’ can kill your project more or less immediately. You …

CARLISLE: The Revelation ...

<b>The Revelation …</b><p>Annette strode the length of the bar; makeup perfect, dry eyed and head held high. She was ready. Whatever it was Glenn Carlisle had …

The Writers’ Diseases - Self Doubt

<b>The Writers’ Diseases - Self Doubt:</b><p>The start of it all is of course when you have lost the convincing ambition that first drove you to put pen to …

The Writers’ Diseases

<b>The Writers’ Diseases:</b><p>There are of course many writers’ diseases you should endeavor to inoculate yourself against. The result of catching one may …

CARLISLE: A Warning ...

<b>A Warning …</b><p>The evening ended up with both men drinking perhaps a little more than they should and finding themselves being hustled by several barely …

Manuscript : The technicalities

<b>Manuscript : The technicalities</b><p>Tip 41: Default Setting For Print:<p>One of the problem areas for most facilitators offering a POD (Print On Demand) …

Carlisle: Room 170 …

<b>Room 170 …</b><p>The next several careless hours embroiled in the satisfying combination of dancing, eating, drinking, laughing, touching and teasing passed …

Being a Writer : The manuscript …

<b>THE MANUSCRIPT</b><p>A manuscript to be produced,<p>But how to print must be deduced?<p>This is the point at which you start<p>Now … who goes first, the horse or …