Stevie Mach

Writer, creative, general good guy… with mild OCD

At the computer, writing.

Latest Posts:

  • Why Self Publish?

    Why Self Publish?

    Getting a Publishing Deal! In my early days of writing, around the nineteen-eighties, I would borrow the latest ‘Artists and Writers Yearbook’ from the library, and meticulously go through the publishers’ section and make a note of possible publishers I would send out some of my writing. Each publisher had their own methods of approach,…

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  • Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow

    Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow

    When I was younger, I would go into serious bouts of creative writing. At periods I wrote something every day. The writing accumulated, lyrics, poetry, songs, short stories, and a novel, until I had boxes of paper everywhere. Of course, not all of this writing was good, some was crap, some was experimental stuff I…

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  • My First Computer, My Amstrad

    My First Computer, My Amstrad

    I was living in a dilapidated flat in the town of Bellshill in 1986. I was working for the railway company, British Rail, and barely made enough to feed myself after paying the rent and council tax. Any other money was spent on booze, and in those days, I did drink a great deal. In…

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  • Write What You Know

    Write What You Know

    When I was young, for several years I wrote short stuff quickly, lyrics, poems, short stories. I was always ambitious though to write something longer. I wanted to try my hand at writing a novel. The trouble was, at that time, I was young, I was eighteen, and had very little real knowledge of the…

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  • Why do I Write?

    Why do I Write?

    Since I was young, I have always written stuff, song lyrics, poetry, short stories, and novels, over a whole range of genres, that seemed to me to be interesting and appealing at the time. There were never any serious ambitious intentions behind the writing, it was just something I liked to do. It was also…

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