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Dave Cousins

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Dave Cousins completed his first novel in the back of a van, while touring with his band (who were almost famous!)

He went on to be a winner of the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices Anthology 2010 and his debut novel for teens, 15 Days Without a Head, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2012.

Originally from Birmingham, Dave now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and family, in a house full of books and records, and writes in a corner of the attic with an anarchic ginger cat for company.

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Dave Cousins To be honest, I don't believe in "writer's block" as such. Some days writing can be hard, but you just have to keep going and write your way through…moreTo be honest, I don't believe in "writer's block" as such. Some days writing can be hard, but you just have to keep going and write your way through it. What you write that day may all end up in the bin, but it's the only way to solve the problem. Sometimes going for a walk can help, but generally I like to "think with my hands", so I write myself questions, play the "what if?" game and then write out the answers. That usually gets me going again.(less)
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“A secret is like a bag you have to lug around all the time - each day you add another lie, and it just gets heavier and harder to carry on your own.”
Dave Cousins, Fifteen Days Without a Head

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
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“A secret is like a bag you have to lug around all the time - each day you add another lie, and it just gets heavier and harder to carry on your own.”
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