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What kind of crime-fiction writer am I?

Some people say that there are two kinds of crime-fiction writer: mystery writers thriller writers What's the difference? Mystery novels are also called 'whodunits' as the main interest is in working out who did the crime or possibly in seeing how the detective goes...

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What’s unique about me and my books?

Many writers of non-fiction, including myself, suffer from a certain doubt.  It may come from inside our heads or be suggested by other people. This is the question of not being different enough from other writers to be considered unique.  What I mean is that there...

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What is a Christian book?

I have now written four works of non-fiction and am working on a detective novel.  As my last book How to Cope with the Church is an expression of my Christian faith, I have been asked: Whether it is a departure from my usual theme(s) Whether my novel will be a...

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Are you interested in the Occult?

As Halloween approaches, I observe that there are four kinds of people. Some people begin to think about the Occult. For others it is just a time to dress up and have a party.  Some are hostile to it. Then there are those who do not pay it any attention. If you are in...

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What do my books have in common?

I have now written four books. How to Avoid Being Misled by Statistics Be Victorious! Load the Dice How to Cope with the Church I set out more details later in this article. Some people find it hard to detect a common theme.  This applies to my blogs and Ezine...

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Another useful little book

Bible for Dummies : Bible Journaling Made Easy I have just read this little book and highly recommend it.  It is easy to read, humorous yet intelligent.  It explains not only the Bible's contents but its origins and other issues around it.  Speedy Publishing LLC  also...

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Have you seen the elephant?

No, I have not lost one. No! That's not an elephant! I recently heard someone saying that children these days do not seem to show as much awe and wonder at the marvelous creatures that they see in the zoo as ‘we’ did.  I am not sure who ‘we’ included, but never mind....

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How to cope with the Church?

While working on my first detective novel, I have continued to write and speak on a number of other subjects.  I am about to publish another non-fiction book called How to Cope with the Church. It is not intended for regular, lifelong committed churchgoers.  It is not...

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What kind of words can I use?

“No adjectives!” cried John, the author, “No effing adjectives?  Who says?” “It’s company policy.” replied Harvey, the executive from his publishers as he handed back the manuscript. “Well, what stupid, blinkered, unimaginative, idiotic, moronic old fool came up with...

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What is this site?

I have set up this blog so I can write about writing as opposed to my other blog john@jhmriskmanagementservices.co.uk where I write about Risk Management.  Of course I have written there about other things too sometimes, but as I am doing more writing, especially...

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