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Richard Butchins

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I am an award winning documentary maker and author. Pavement is my first novel published by London based publishers Cutting Edge Press. I'm currently working on a collection of short stories that is becoming a novel, possibly a parallequel to Pavement and also co-authoring a biography of the actor Bob Hoskins for Random House. I live in London and do not have a cat.

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Richard Butchins I beat it into submission with a tyre iron. You only ever seem to hear about writers block. I never heard of a plumber or a car mechanic going "Oh I…moreI beat it into submission with a tyre iron. You only ever seem to hear about writers block. I never heard of a plumber or a car mechanic going "Oh I can't fix your sink/car. I've got plumbers block". In fact next time I'll call a plumber to remove my "writers" block. It's just fear...(less)
Richard Butchins It's proving a long difficult process but I have written 5 chapters now !
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What is meaning? I have no idea. It's an abstract concept individual humans ascribe to things or people or ideas but it doesn't exist. In the same way love or hypnosis doesn't exist and yet we all believe in it - like it or not....Not, in my case.

I have given up writing my great second novel I ran out of things to say. I stare at the page and nothing happens after a couple of hours I shut it d... Read more of this blog post »
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Pavement [thoughts of a serial killer] by Richard Butchins
"'Pavement: Thoughts of a Serial Killer' is a compelling read. It tells the story of a man who, through his struggles with life due to his disability and a dysfunctional, unhappy childhood that we are allowed only tiny glimpses of, feels himself ex..." Read more of this review »
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"When i read the notes on the back of the book especially the one saying " Pavement stands in tradition that includes Notes from the Underground, L'Etranger and American Psycho" I like those books and I got super excited.
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A fascinating insight into dating/mating rituals in the West (primarily the UK). It's a history book and packed with interesting and revealing detail. The author has a breezy and accessible style and makes the subject both compelling and amusing. Thi ...more
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“There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”
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