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Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: It’s The End Of The World as We Know It (by AJ)

Welcome to another Death Of 1000 Cuts, making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. The postman just knocked on the door and delivered a surprise package of new books. Basically this ‘being an author’ lark is already proving to be a sweet, sweet gravy train – and my novel isn’t even out […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: The Disappearing Harpmaker (by Kenton)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. So you all know by now that my first ever novel, The Honours, is due out from Canongate next year. This week, I have been going through line edits with a copyeditor. It’s basically been like […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 12 – Sheer Bloodymindedness Is A Virtue

Most of you have already heard the news – you know, the ‘big news’ I’ve been coyly touting but refusing to divulge for the last month or so. If you haven’t, here it is. Canongate have just announced they’re publishing my fiction debut, The Honours. It’s due out in the UK next year. When I […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Jake)

Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a weekly blog for writers, readers, and people who love stories. Each week we look at the first page of a writer’s novel or short story and find ways of making it better. If you’d like […]