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The Birmingham Reader’s Map

Pigeon Park Press wanted to find a new way to showcase local writing. It’s not very easy to find stories and poems that are set locally, but as readers we always get excited when we find something with a local

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Collaborative book selling

Pigeon Park Press had a table at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair on 12th April. We wanted to explore some of the ways that we might draw people in to look at our books, so we tried to make our

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Demonic index card games

Heide and I are big fans of index cards as collaborative writing tools. Not only can we use index cards (or file cards or postcards or whatever) to jot down story ideas and arrange them as we wish, kind of

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Virtual Launch Party

When we launched Clovenhoof we had a launch party. A real one, in the physical world. It was a lot of fun, and we sold some books and felt like rock stars for the evening. We’ll be doing it again

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Pippa Middleton’s writing tips

  You might find these useful Pippa Middleton was kind enough to share her writing tips with us. Well we think it was her. It is possible that Clovenhoof got hold of some headed notepaper. They do sound like the

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Sitcom collaborations – Keith Lindsay

  Keith Lindsay has very kindly written a guest post for us. Keith is a TV comedy writing veteran. He has worked on projects including Birds of  Feather, Green, Green Grass, TV sketch shows and he has also written for stand-ups. Keith’s

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What are you bringing to the party?

An extract from “How To Write A Collaborative Novel” by Heide Goody and Iain Grant – published by Pigeon Park Press in 2013 Have you ever been at a party or other social situation and spoken to a married couple

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Getting to know your co-writer

An excerpt from ‘How To Write A Collaborative Novel’ by Heide Goody and Iain Grant, to be published by Pigeon Park Press in 2013. You’ve found someone who has the time, inclination and ability to collaborate with you. It’s celebration

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Are you collaborating with the right person?

An excerpt from ‘How To Write A Collaborative Novel’ by Heide Goody and Iain Grant If you’ve found a candidate for your collaborative endeavour, what aspects should you examine before you leap into a project? Think about who they are

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Finding a writing partner

You need to find someone who not only wants to write, but wants to write collaboratively with you. If you’re planning to split the writing in an even way, then they should be matched with you in terms of ability,

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