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Matthew De Abaitua

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Matthew De Abaitua Don't mess around with the first ten thousand words. Get to fifty thousand words as quickly as possible. By then, the plot will have kicked in, and th…moreDon't mess around with the first ten thousand words. Get to fifty thousand words as quickly as possible. By then, the plot will have kicked in, and the characters will be interacting, and that's where you learn about more than well-turned sentences. You're picking up the long game of story.(less)
Matthew De Abaitua Tim, I'm afraid The Red Men still requires a US and/or Canadian publisher. My next two novels will be out in the US in 2015 and 2016 courtesy of publi…moreTim, I'm afraid The Red Men still requires a US and/or Canadian publisher. My next two novels will be out in the US in 2015 and 2016 courtesy of publisher Angry Robot. Hopefully a US publisher for The Red Men will emerge around then.
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My memoir Self & I has been reviewed widely in the UK. Here is the review in the Times Literary Supplement. Review in The Spectator, Financial Times, The Guardian. You can also listen to me talking to Janice Forsyth about Self & I to Radio Scotland. See also the review below from The Oldie. Where…
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“Humans make tools. Some animals make tools too. The making and using of tools is important for developing language, how we think and speak. If we do not make anything, it affects our thinking.”
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