I’m a writer from Sheffield, England.
I’m married with one dependent cat, Munchie.
I have a day job working at a desk with spreadsheets but away from that I write. Last year I completed a Diploma in Creative Writing and I’m busy writing and editing my novel before I start submitting work for my share of the rejections.
I plan to read more and write more and so far in 2012 I’m managing to do both. I am easily distracted by shiny objects (particularly LIVE sport) but I seem to have found my focus to write.
Two stories – The Forbidden Room; and Birthday Surprise are included in the e-book Just Get It Out There which is Out Now !
You can download your FREE copy at Smashwords.
Appreciated your blog on dieting & writing, and am challenged to discipline myself to accomplish my writing goals.
Pete, you set a great example for many of the rest of us. You have actually written your rough draft, & edited 5 chapters. Congrats, and thanks.
Thanks for taking time to read and comment. I’m getting there.
I’ve nominated you for the Liebster blog award. Please check via this link: http://wp.me/p1PO0E-76
I look forward to reading more of your work !!
Thanks again for thinking about my blog. Much appreciated.
Hi, Pete. It’s always cool for me to find another writer in the blogosphere. Pleasure to meet you!
Thank you and good luck with Twitter. 🙂
Wow you’re writing a novel. How are you doing with your script writing? I’m thinking about self publishing a poetry book because I seem to do better with that than anything else. Of course I may change my mind if I get rejects for the poem submissions still pending. Thanks for the like. Regards.
Hi, the script writing has taken a backseat while I finish my novel. I wrote a 30 minute film script for my final assignment on my course and I plan on submitting that to the BBC, but I want to tinker with it first.
Good luck with the poetry and an ebook sounds like a good idea.
Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award- http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/01/02/an-awe-inspiring-new-years-surprise/ Happy New Year!
This is kind of silly, but I REALLY like the progress bars on your blog (for your crime novel and last reads). Did you make them yourself? Get them from somewhere? Honestly, I wish there was a “like” button for them (I’m pretty nerdy, aren’t I?).
Oh yeah, I like the rest of your blog too (as much of it as I’ve gotten to so far). Your writing style is easy to read.
It might not all get included if I post it in a comment so I’ll email you the code for the progress bar!
Nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award! Thought you should know 🙂
Wow, thanks. Award season is great in blogging land.
Congratulations! I have nominated you for the 7×7 Award.
Cath Bore – Liverpool Writer About Town has nominated you for the 7 x 7 award! http://cathbore.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/ive-been-nominated-for-a-7-x-7-award/
Wow. Thanks, Cath. I will check that out. Thank you for thinking of my blog. 🙂
I am super excited for you! I, too, am writing a crime/mystery novel. I particularly like that you post your progress on your work online! That is a great idea!
Thanks for visiting. The progress bar helps keep me working. If I put it on the site then I have to keep working, right?
All the best with your crime novel. I’ll keep checking your site for updates.
Thanks for the kind words over on Thoughts on Theatre. Good luck with all of your creative endeavors!
No problem. Thanks for visiting.
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I’ve nominated you for a 7×7 Link Award. Participate if you wish, but there is no obligation to.
Let me know when your book is out there!
Thanks. I’ll be singing from the rooftops when that happens 🙂
Wanted to thank you for liking a recent post of mine. I too had to check out your blog because of our shared last name.
Actually, Denton is my married name (though I am now divorced and back in the States), My ex’s family hailed from the Barnsley / Sheffield Yorkshire area so you might be a relation.
Good luck with your writing (I finally have a full manuscript in the hands of a publisher–for review–after 5 years). Thank goodness the publishing world is changing…opening up. Believe in yourself and you will succeed. I look forward to reading what you offer here very soon.
Thanks for stopping by. It really is a small world isn’t it?
I will believe!
I’ve given you the Versatile Blogger Award. Take a look:
Thanks, Shannon. I’m behind with accepting awards at the moment so I may be a while!
I know the feeling… I love getting them, but they’re quite a bit of work sometimes. I’m thinking of creating an award with a simple rule set such as: thank the sender, nominate 1-3 blogs, and share your favorite color. If I have to count past 4 while typing I have trouble 🙂
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Good luck in the writing world!! I have several books in the making, but my passion of late has been poetry
Thanks for commenting. Good luck with the poetry.
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the awards are nice. Reminds me I’m doing a good thing now and then. Feel free to poke around my blog a bit!
You’re welcome. Thanks for visiting here. I will have a proper look around your blog this weekend.
Hey Pete, thank you for liking my posts (and sorry it took so long to thank you), it means a lot to me to have other writers enjoying my work, especially that piece. And I also feel the need to ask you about the progress bar on your page. I’d love to have something like it for motivation, where did you get it from?
Again thanks for reading and I enjoy reading your blog as well!
No problem. And thank you for visiting. I’ve emailed you about the progress bars. Happy barring 🙂
Hi Pete! Have to say, you sound like an individual with some serious work ethic — day job, writing nights, blogging away in between? That deserves a medal 😉 Also, just a thought, but you mention “submitting work for my share of the rejections”… Ever think about self-publishing? It’s got it’s upsides, including no vying for the attention of agents/publishers/etc. Again, just a thought. Good luck with your book(s)!
Thanks, Anna. As it happens, my writing group is in the process of self-publishing an anthology of short stories and poetry. I do want to try and go the traditional route first but the more I read about self-publishing the more I warm to it.
I am returning the compliant and I have nominated you for a versatile blogger award 🙂 http://vintagestylequeen.com/2012/03/13/versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you very much.
I looked for an email address or contact form but couldn’t find one! I’m wondering if you’d like to write a guest post for Dodging Commas?
Thanks, Stef. I’ve sent you an email.
I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. I really admire your determination and passion for writing.
Check out my latest post for the rules: http://theafterdream.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/kreativ-blogger-nomination/
Keep up the great work! 🙂
Thank you, Christina. I will check out your post later.
I do love a good crime novel. Great blog- keep it up.
Pete, if you did not already know, I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. The steps are posted on my blog for last Sunday. I apologize for being late in letting you know: http://rebeccatdickinson.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/blogging-award-nominations-and-nominees/
Thanks, Rebecca. I will respond soon.
Hello! Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve tagged you for Lucky Seven. You can find out more at: http://kasiajames.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/lucky-seven-for-some/
Look forward to reading a sample of your work.
I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award and the Sunshine Award. No pressure to participate, but if you’d like to find out more, come visit http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/blog-awards-time/
Wow, thanks Kourtney. TWO awards!
I do like to accept these awards and will post about them, sometime!
Cool! No rush, post whenever you want. Just wanted to let you know I’m enjoying your blog. 🙂
Pete, for some reason you’re not showing up in my ‘Reader’ and I’ve noticed just now it doesn’t show me “Following”! So I’ve clicked it again. 🙂
Your reader is discriminating against me 🙂 I think wordpress sometimes *unfollows* people for you. It’s a meanie like that.
You are loved my dear friend, please accept my gift for you here:
Awww thanks, Dolly. I will wear the gift on my blog with pride. 🙂
You’re very welcome Pete 🙂 Awesome!
I’ve nominated you for the Lucky 7 Blog Award! 🙂
Thank you very much. I will check it out later.
Hiya Pete, I figured it’s about time I officially followed you (yes, I’ve been lurking, sorry–blame it on Shannon & Julie). Anyway, I enjoy your blog, I think your cat is adorable, and I hope your migraines ease up a bit. 🙂
Welcome and thank you for being my 250th blog follower! Shannon and Julie have a lot to answer for 😉
Hi Pete; tagged you in a meme! More info here: http://belledimonte.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/the-lucky-7-meme-finally-got-around-to-doing-it/
Belle, just realised that I never responded on her for tagging me. I will respond, eventually 🙂
Cool site, Pete! The writing journey is a long but satisfying one, is it not? Best of luck and keep writing!
Thanks, Gary. It is a satisfying journey. 🙂
hi Pete! i have been so inactive for so long in my blog but i wanna thank you for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award. i don’t feel so versatile now that i haven’t had the time to care for my blog but the nomination is very much appreciated. see you around!
Thanks, Jen. Enjoy your return to the blogasphere!
I recently had another writer send me this excellent self done interview in the form of a blog chain. It suggests that I send it to other authors that I know and Of course you came to mind. Here are the basic questions. I can’t wait to see what your answers are.
What is your working title of your book (or story)?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Be sure to link back to me as the originator and then tap 2-5 others who are writers like us who could benefit from the exposure.
Thanks, Conrad. I will start thinking of my response 🙂
I nominated you for an award at http://wp.me/pEn4Q-6h
Just seen that I’d not responded. Tut, tut to myself 🙂
I am preparing a post. I may be some time as I seem to have a backlog of these awards to post about. Thanks for the nomination 🙂
No problem Pete.
Hi Pete, Thank you for checking out my Blog and your supportive comments. I have enjoyed what I have read of yours so far and look forward to reading more in the future.
Thanks. Happy blogging 🙂
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Solo glad I stumbled upon your blog. Enjoyed your reviews. I started writing a book 2 years ago & stopped. Hope to get some tips from your site.. Do visit my cooking blog. I’d love to hear what you think about it . Charu
Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your blog. I’m hungry now 🙂
Many thanks for your follow – much appreciated
Thank you for tagging me for the next big thing blog hop. It made me think and was a good exercise. I have nominated you for the REALITY blogger award.
Congratulations, and thanks for the encouragement.
No problem, Ty.
Thanks for the nomination.
Nice reading about you.
Thanks. for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
You’ve got some stunning photo on your blog. Really good.
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Hey, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award 🙂 the post is here – http://writersblock93.wordpress.com/ If you don’t want to or cant no worries 🙂 If no, no worries!
Thank you very much. I’ll add this to my next awards post. 🙂
Hopefully it is ok to send you a message like this via your comments section. I did not see any other contact information.
First things first, great job with the blog. I love the variety and the great insights that you blog about writing and being a writer. That being said I was curious if you would be interested in doing a guest blog post for my blog? I have decided that I would like to get more people’s perspectives on writing so that my blog can help more writers. And I was thinking that having a blog post from England would be great. Not because I am going to ask you to explain the difference between writing in England versus the US or anything like that. But I do think it would interesting to just see your normal writing routine in your own words. When I lived in England I discovered that there were plenty of subtle differences in the culture, society and life in general. And I think it would be awesome to get that kind of perspective about writing. Just a post that is what you already post, a day in the writing life of Pete Denton.
Granted I totally understand if you have a packed schedule and won’t be able to do it. But if you are let me know. hcmiller(At)asideofwriting(Dot)com
Thanks for the invite. I’ll email you.
Pete, I know I’ve nominated you for things before, but I nominated you again for the Illuminating Blogger Award. http://rebeccatdickinson.com/2013/03/04/when-you-are-recognized/
Thanks, Rebecca. I’ll have a look later.
Wow, how many awards! I am going to have to follow you now as want to know how you get on with your novel x
Thank you. I know, who figured I’d win any awards!
Thanks for the follow I will return the favour. 🙂
Good web site you have here.. It’s difficult to find quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!
Thank you for following my blog!!
Happy to return the favour 🙂
I have nominated you for both the Sunshine Award and the Versatile Blogger Award. I very much hope that you will accept these along with my congratulations.
For the rules see my post: http://julianfroment.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/sunshine-and-versatile-blogger-awards/
Thanks, Julian. I accept although I am very behind on acceptance posts 🙂
Congratulations! You’ve been included in my Pay It Forward blog post. Check it out – http://ellelainey.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/pay-it-forward-results-writersauthors/
Thanks very much. 🙂
Hi Pete! I’m checking you out from A to Z, yeah I know it’s late but I don’t feel like one month is enough to get to everyone so I’m still hanging around the site.
I love what you have going on here and I just wanted to let you know that I’m doing a blog recommendation post that includes you next week Wed.
I’ll be back to talk shop later!
Oops forgot to send you the link in case you want to see it for yourself: http://awriterinspired.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/inspirational-…o-z-bloggers-3/
Thanks for the link. I’ll swing by later. 🙂
Thank you. I know what you mean about catching up from the A to Z. I keep meaning to do the same and never seem to have the time.
I really like the cat. Reminds me of my Bob. Born to rule!
He definitely was born to rule 🙂
It seems like it!
Pete, I have nominated you for a much deserved award. Check it out!
Thanks very much. I’m very behind on my acceptances, but I will accept in time 🙂
Thank you so much for the follow. Keep up with the Nanowrimo! A few years ago I completed Chris Baty’s No Plot, No Problem….I was pretty please 50,000 words later.
You have got a beautiful blog running here. Great work. Keep blogging. I will definitely hang around here a lot savouring the perfect cocktail of words that you offer.
Thank you 🙂
Hi Pete, Hope you are well? I tagged you in a game of WordPress tag for writers. Pop over to my blog to check it out.
Thanks, Lorna. I will pop over and check it out. 🙂
Pete: I have a favor to ask you about blogging. Could you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
Good to know you, I will be around to know more about you and your writing.
May Allah bless you and your loved ones, ameen