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The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 2M ago

Submission Planning 2: Direct to Publishers.

As I have already mentioned, my preferred route to publication is through a Literary Agent, and this is the route I am currently actively pursuing. But I know that the agented route isn’t fo...
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 2M ago

Guest: David Pipe, author of Sacrificing Starlight

Today I would like to welcome David Pipe to The Scribbling Sea Serpent, to talk about how Cornwall inspired his debut novel, Sacrificing Starlight.Sacrificing StarlightTime’s running out for...
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 3M ago

Multiple First Person Points of View

I’ve noticed that multiple first person POV narratives are becoming increasingly popular. Sometimes this can be really effective, skilfully executed by the author, and other times it can be ...
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 3M ago

Squally Seas

It was squally down at the beach today. One moment the sun broke through, lighting the shingle golden and turning the sea to jade, then the skies darkened and the rain swept in. We took shel...
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 4M ago

Review: DRIFTFISH (A Zoomorphic Anthology)

Zoomorphic is an online magazine dedicated to celebrating wildlife and nature through the written word and DRIFTFISH, their first anthology, has a particular focus on the marine environment....
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 5M ago

Library Love and PLR

Today was PLR statement day.In case you’re not an author I’ll explain. PLR stands for Public Lending Rights. Authors receive a payment every time someone borrows their books from a public li...
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 6M ago

Submission Planning 1: Agents

The time has come to start thinking about sending my latest project out into the world. It’s time to make my submission plan and think about the various routes to publication. There are so m...
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 7M ago

The Second Person

I’m not talking about my mysterious alter ego here (I’ll save that for another day) – I’m talking about Point of View. I want to talk about something I’ve been experimenting with recently wh...
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 8M ago

Getting Literary in Yeovil

The Yeovil Literary Festival is in full swing, packed with all sorts of exciting authors and events. I was up there yesterday and today and I’ve come away buzzing – inspired to get on with s...
The Scribbling SeaSerpent · 8M ago

Meet me in Yeovil

The 2016 Yeovil Literary Festival runs from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October with a fantastic selection of authors and events to wet your appetite.But the festival actually kicks off on th...