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Philip Catshill

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Although I love to write, I am here with time to spare which I give freely to support, help, advise or guide fellow writers and artists whenever and wherever I can.

Free = You don’t pay a penny!

Okay, you don’t believe me, but it’s true.
All you have to do is ask.
If I have the time and the task is within my capabilities, it will be done.

Of course, there’s a catch. I can’t work that fast, so these activities take me a tad longer to complete. I don’t work well under pressure.
You see, I’ve had a few illnesses in my time including a couple of major strokes. I guess you have to add a bit of a heart problem, limited mobility and all the little quirks associated with age. This means, nowadays, I’m not able to go out to work. I survive on UK benefit
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Description: THE WRITERS COLLECTION A few of the world’s most talented writers were challenged to submit short stories each week on a set theme. Please visit http://www.thewriterscollection.com to see some amazing stories by other great writers. The second topic was “Beaches”. Please enjoy my story.
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Description: THE WRITERS COLLECTION A few of the world’s most talented writers were challenged to submit short stories each week on a set theme. Please visit http;//www.thewriterscollection.com to see some amazing stories by other great writers. The first topic was “Brazil”. Please enjoy my story.
The Doctor's Note (Health, Mind & Body)
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Description: My first solo trip after my third stroke.
The Fame of Francis Turner (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Francis Turner craved fame, and achieved it in an unusual way. This story precedes the crime novel "Who Else is There?" currently available as an Ebook.
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"My mother was a voracious mystery reader, and it is thanks to her that I “met” many of the authors who are still among my favorites: Mary Stewart, Josephine Tey, Mignon G. Eberhart, Rex Stout, Michael Innes, and many, many more. Her side of my par..." Read more of this blog post »
" There is so much cunning and conniving to bring about a murder mystery in fiction that just isn't reflected in daily life. In reality, most murders ar ...more "
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" I would wear a rose with pride, but they are not in flower in April.
St Andrews day is late November when the thistle is in seed.
St David's day is Marc
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description: My short story collection, "Crime, Conflict & Consequences" is FREE to download on the Amazon Kindle: http://viewbook.at/Consequences from 12th March till 16th March only.
A selection of 10 assorted tales, each with a satisfying conclusion.

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message 1: by Robbi

Robbi Bryant Good to hear from you Philip! Hope all is well with you.


Philip Catshill Hello Robbi, Yes, I'm back in action. It has taken three weeks to completely rewrite my first novel but I am very happy that I followed your advice about the 'critic'. It has been a useful exercise. I found a program that counted individual words and I was horrified to see how many times I used the same adjectives and adverbs (very, really, and young!)
I think I have added some colour to the novel by ascribing different speech mannerisms to various characters. Only one character says Okay, one other tends to say "fine". This is making them standout as individuals. Also, I managed to squeeze in another sub-plot that takes us into the next book.
I've put it on Smashwords as well as Amazon. Now I must get the second book out there. I am still very grateful for your help and encouragement. Great to have you as a friend.
I have a truelife family novel that I want to get on with as well. As you can see from my profile on various sites my own daughters have kept me estranged for 20 years. Quite out of the blue, I had an Email from my youngest four years ago. (then 31) I want to write the effects this had on me and my current family as a novel but keeping the wording of the original Emails. What followed is almost unbelievable - and doesn't end happily (although the novel might.)


message 3: by Philip (last edited Aug 28, 2011 03:46AM)

Philip Catshill Sorry: I was chacking something on Amazon and I've clicked the wrong button so my novel 'Who else is There?' is back in review. It should be available again on Tuesday but you can still download it from http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...

Today only,(Sunday 28/08/2011 please get in touch through my website http://www.philipcatshill.co.uk straight away for a free download code. (Of course I expect a review in return!)


Philip Catshill oops - deleted things I shouldn't ... sorry about that


message 5: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Philip - Thank you for the friendship!


Sutton Hi Philip! *waving* Great to see you here. Thanks for the friendship.


Savannah Philip,thank you for the friendship.


message 8: by Sara

Sara Lowe Philip, thanks for the friendship!


message 9: by Rai

Rai Hi Phillip,

It's very nice to meet you, thank-you for your friendship here on Goodreads!

I wish you continued success with your books!

Cheers,

Rai


message 10: by K.E.

K.E. Saxon Thanks for the friendship on GR, Philip!


message 11: by Susan

Susan Hi Philip. Thanks for the friend request. :) If you'd like an ARC copy of my book, The Witch on Twisted Oak in exchange for a fair and honest review just let me know and I'll send it to you. It is a paranormal romantic suspense, heavy on the suspense part.


message 12: by Rick

Rick Barnett Thank you for your friendship, Philip. Getting old does 'get old,' but you do so with grace and generosity.

Rick


message 13: by Jill

Jill Philip, it's lovely to meet another mystery writer, and thank you very much for your friendship.


message 14: by S.J.

S.J. Thank you for the friend request!

SJ Sprague
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