Alistair Potter

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A writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Alistair Potter lives and works in the Scottish seaside town of Portobello, just outside of Edinburgh.
 
Alistair has been writing since 1993 and placing  short stories, cartoons and poetry in small publications. His work has been read on the BBC Radio4, Scottish Shorts series, and he is former recipient of a Scottish Arts Council New Writer's Bursary.
 
"I hope readers find my books as enjoyable to read as it was for me to write them. When people ask what I do all day I can honestly say I'm probably on another planet, and meeting the most amazing characters while I visit!"
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Alistair Potter Hi Felix, when I got your message I was just 'finding my feet' in Goodreads and wasn't sure about responding to every contact. Anyway, Edinburgh is fi…moreHi Felix, when I got your message I was just 'finding my feet' in Goodreads and wasn't sure about responding to every contact. Anyway, Edinburgh is fine - with the new excitement of a 20mph limit in many streets. This is causing various melt-downs with naturally impatient people, who haven't yet worked out that getting to the next red traffic light before everyone else is not any faster than those that just cruise along. I'm currently reviewing within "Genre Specific Review Groups" - they seem like a nice bunch. Regarding your 'free copy' approach - how has that been going? Have you drummed up any reviews or sales increase? I'm probably in the same boat as you, trying to get some traction and exposure, so any useful hints would be appreciated. Cheers, Alistair.(less)
Alistair Potter Stick [ ] brackets in the text with 'helpful comments' like [needs work] or [fill-in this bit] or [weak] etc. Then move forward to a scene I can visua…moreStick [ ] brackets in the text with 'helpful comments' like [needs work] or [fill-in this bit] or [weak] etc. Then move forward to a scene I can visualise, or want to write, and get that written. Approaching the end of the novel, I can back-track through the text using a simple search on [ or ] and find the bits I missed or need to work on. Eventually, after visiting a section enough times, I can usually get rid of the brackets.(less)
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4 star review - The Box Of Tricks by Alistair Potter is an explosive sci-fi novel that has something to offer to all of its readers. It has a great storyline that is executed well and a brilliantly created world that made reading this book a complete delight. The characterisation was excellent and I was able to feel a connection with the main characters, Tom, Caroline and Fanshawe and felt that th Read more of this blog post »
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