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Bruce Devereaux is one of the nicest people he knows. When not at work he enjoys reading, writing, hiding from his children and not changing nappies.

 

His career, and if we used the term any more loosely an e might fall out, has included a gardener, a personal lender, a console operator, a stop/go man (not as big a bludge as you might think but great if you’re into sunburn, abuse and varicose veins), a cleaner of banks and pubs and, for a very brief period, a door to door salesman (until the last door he knocked on was answered by a very scary woman with tremendously hairy legs).

 

Bruce Devereaux currently works as a forty-five-year-old award winning customer service officer (glass statuette available upon request) for the Bank of Queensland and as a very casual employee for Corrective Services. He likes to believe he excels at both but then he has always been prone to exaggeration.

 

His favourite colour is green, with a picture of Dame Nellie Melba on one side and General Sir John Monash on the other. His favourite flower is self-raising.

 If you see him around town, call his wife immediately - he's probably snuck out and left her alone with all the kids.


 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Convert your manuscript to ebook format

Need your manuscript converted to ebook format or for createspace? Here's a link to someone who does it all for a bargain basement price. I know I'll be using him.


http://www.jasonga.com/ebook-formatting

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Betterer & Betterer

Something I do all the time is to write down lines or ideas and email them to myself. I used to put them on bits of paper, but they go missing.

Even such mundane things as names for characters are always evolving in my story. I like to think it's all taking Great Scott to a higher level.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Progress, at last

Set myself the task of completing the first three chapters this weekend to re-edit and I've done it already. Think I might just forge ahead and see if I can't complete another three.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

So many kids, so little time

The plan is still afloat, but the boat is leaking and listing to one side.

I have let things slide a bit, I admit, lately. A new baby will do that. Most days I'm so tired my eyes burn. Plus, I warn you, FB scrabble is a killer for spare time.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Reading For A Friend

I'm halfway through reading a friends manuscript. It is fantastic, which is highlighted by the fact that I don't usually like the genre she's written and yet I can't put it down.

I've only read the work of a couple of select friends and I have to say it is a great way to hone your own skills. There's something about finding strong and weak points in a raw work that gets the gears working.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Bit of Fun :)




This video starts out a little confronting, but ends nicely.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Where Am I At?

I had no idea what kind of a minefield I was stepping into when I decided to self publish this book. I'm beginning to understand why there are coffee shops of experts who usually handle all these jobs in the big publishing companies.

I'm waiting to hear back from my good friend, Karen, who is casting a critical eye over my work. Can't wait to hear how bad it was so I can begin a rewrite. Not sure about other writers, but I enjoy re-writing my work. Getting the ideas down on paper in the first place is the hard part.

Meanwhile, my good wife, Tracey, and I are embarking on another self publish book project - how to raise a large family on a tiny budget. Warning! Once you get started on this stuff, it's hard to stop.

Cheers !