Quentin Cope

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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 …

Drama

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 …

Chronic Pain

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Short stories, long stories, novels, novellas, literary collections, published, unpublished, …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 …

Atheism

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 …

Leeds United FC

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Being a Writer : Being organized with a plan …

<b>ORGANISATION</b><p>Be organized, be quick, be neat,<p>The world is waiting at your feet.<p>A writer you will be some day,<p>Be sure though … not to lose your …

CARLISLE ... The trailer.

The next big winner is <b>‘Carlisle’</b> a Thriller themed Historical Drama that you could be part of. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2nroDXa<p>Help <b>Quentin</b> …

A Chance Meeting …

<b>EXTRACT: A Chance Meeting …</b><p>The completely chance meeting with Vivette turned out to be an awkward one. It took place as they were both caught either …