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My #bookreview of the classic #spy #thriller Pattern Recognition by William Gibson -
A review and retrospective of the literary spy thriller Pattern Recognition, by William Gibson. Includes full plot summary and analysis.
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My #bookreview of the new #alternativehistory novel by Guy Saville, author of the Afrika Reich - The Madagaskar Plan.
A review of The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville, the sequel to the bestselling alternative history novel The Afrika Reich. With plot synopsis and analysis.
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My Killogator logline generation formula has been really popular. I just updated the article with some tips and tricks I've learnt by working with the people who've already used it to help sell their novels.
If you're trying to sell your novel then you'll need a great logline. Find out the tricks to writing one, with these tips from a published novelist.
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My latest #classic #spy #thriller #bookreview - Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene. Find out what's in the cake!
A review and retrospective of The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene. Includes full plot summary and analysis.
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How to boost your #writing #productivity with the Pomodoro Technique http://buff.ly/1dx6UXT #amwriting
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My #review of the classic #spy #thriller The IPCRESS File:
A review and retrospective of the classic espionage thriller The IPCRESS File by Len Deighton. Includes full plot synopsis and analysis.
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New #Bond #SPECTRE Trailer is looking great.
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Ever wondered how easy it is to #write a #novel on an #iPhone? Here's how to do it: http://buff.ly/1DrKQoG #writetip #amwriting
If you are thinking of using an iPhone for writing so you can write anywhere, here's some useful tips on apps, keyboards and using Siri.
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Guy Saville, author of #TheMadagaskarPlan, on the top ten #alternativehistory novels with a victorious Third Reich.
Guy Saville, author of The Afrika Reich and The Madagaskar Plan, tells us about ten essential alternative history novels depicting a victorious Third Reich.
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In World War Two London, a widower stumbles into a spy conspiracy, and is framed for murder. After he gets amnesia in an explosion, he has to try to regain his memory and discover what the conspirators’ plan is.

Ministry of Fear starts in The Thirty-Nine Steps territory, with the amateur hero blundering into an enemy spy plot and being forced on the run, pursued by the conspirators and the police, and so far so good, with his character deepening as we discover how having assisted his wife’s euthanasia has left him guilty and depressed.

Then the surreal plot device of the bookseller, the suitcase and the bomb intervenes.
Rowe loses his memory and a different novel takes over, where he is in a hospital that he starts to suspect is not exactly taking good care of him, or its other patients. The characterisation is very well-defined as we see how the loss of memory takes the weight off his mind and allows his happy nature to reappear.

The third sequence as Rowe’s memory starts to return is more of a spy romp as Rowe and the police round up the spies and Rowe turns detective to track down the mastermind.

Overall - not Graham Greene's best novel, with its odd structure and lurching tone, but the atmosphere, characters and writing quality make it worth reading.
A review and retrospective of The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene. Includes full plot summary and analysis.
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Like #IndianaJones? Find out where he got his ideas with my #review of #classic #adventure She by H Rider Haggard: http://buff.ly/1CJcj4T
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I am probably the best procrastinator in the world. I could procrastinate for England if I could be bothered and I didn't keep getting distracted by other stuff...

But, it makes me sad sometimes, that everyone else gets stuff done and I don't.

So I talked to my psychologist friend, Dr Anita Sanz. She told me that there are three things that productive people do that procrastinators don't, and they all involve looking at things differently.

In all honesty, her advice has helped, but be careful, this stuff works for industrial-scale, world class procrastination. It might be too extreme for you...
I you never seem to acheive your goals then you need to learn how to stop procrastinating. Here's some great tips from a (former) pro-level procrastinator.
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Black Helicopters reports on spies, espionage, special forces and counter-terrorism operations. It enables readers to glimpse this secret world.
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Articles, news and reviews about spies, espionage, special forces and counter-terrorism operations. 

Covers intelligence agencies like the CIA, MI6, MOSSAD, and special forces units like Delta, SEALs and the SAS.

Includes articles about foreign policy, military strategy, propaganda and geopolitics, looking for the story behind the headlines.

We also review books, films, TV and games with an espionage theme and offer tips for writers of spy novels.

All news is from reputable, open sources, but we do sometimes include comment and opinion pieces. We have no political affiliation or agenda. 

We do not subscribe to a conspiracy theory mindset, but where there is evidence that the official story is trying to mislead us we report what we believe to be the truth.
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