With the news of Mark Blagrave's nomination for a Commonwealth Prize, I thought it would be a good idea to dust off his series of excellent posts for this very blog, describing his experience as a first time novelist:
The Implied Author
Part I - The Virtual Audience
Part II - Meeting the Relatives (aka You Can't Libel the Dead)
Part III - Non-non fiction: Alternative Biography
Part IV - Signings: The Agony and the Ecstacy
Part V - Readings: Rapt and Unrapt
Part VI - Editing and Dramaturgy: How Many Cooks?