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post: ideas4writers, 2a New Street, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1HA, United Kingdom

tel: 01884-33978

The people

ideas4writers is run by a husband and wife partnership based in the Culm Valley in Devon, UK.

Dave HaslettDave Haslett has been writing since the age of 13 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience, having written novels, non-fiction books, short stories, reviews, articles, scripts and screenplays. He is a qualified computer specialist, programmer and trainer with over 25 years experience, and feels perfectly at home with his hands in the innards of a PC. He is also an experienced webmaster who designed and built one of the first intranets in the UK, long before such things were fashionable.

Dave is the author of The Fastest Way to Write Your Book.
You can read some of his articles here.
And you can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

Kate HaslettKate Haslett is an avid reader and has been devouring books at a rate of knots since early childhood. She is an experienced proof-reader and office administrator, as well as a part-time librarian and busy housewife and mother.

Both partners are members of Mensa. They have two daughters.


ideas4writers began in November 2001, based on a quote by Whitbread Book of the Year winner, Philip Pullman.

Philip PullmanWhere do you get your ideas from? Philip Pullman was asked by one interviewer. Tongue firmly in cheek, he replied: "I subscribe to For £25 a month I get 30 ideas, new and unused, success guaranteed. You can get second-hand more cheaply, but they don't come with a guarantee, and they wear out."

After several months of research, design and programming, a lot of hard work and some very late nights, we proudly launched on 12 August 2002. At long last we are able to provide an answer to that eternal question asked of all writers: "Where do you get your ideas from?"

Thanks Philip.

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