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To the 12-year-old friends planning to build themselves a den, the cherry tree seemed an inviting source of material. But the afternoon adventure turned into a frightening ordeal for Sam Cannon, Amy Higgins and Katy Smith after they climbed into the 20ft tree - then...

There's a bit of talk going round about how an author has to take responsibility of his/her career. The talk spun out of the argument I linked yesterday, and which I was involved in. In case you didn't read it last time, the basic point being...

For those of you who keep track of debates through the blogsphere, here's a set of links to conversations about the small press, and the roles of publishers, editors, and authors: The first comes from Deborah Layne (mme_publisher), who runs Wheatland Press, and she wrote: However, the...

David Gemmell has died at the age of 57. Gemmell was the author of the books Waylander, Legend, Wolf in Shadow, The Lion of Macedon, and most recently, Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow. I found his books when I was round fifteen, I think, and...

Mark Z. Danielewski's new novel, Only Revolutions, will be published in September. That's a page from it. The book is about teenage lovers called Hailey and Sam, and it is printed on two sides--one side tells the story from Hailey's point of view, and when you...

One year after I did two days work as an extra, I finally got paid. A cheque arrived this morning. It was easy enough to get the money once I found out who the distributor of the film was, though now, sadly, I still have...