The Private Enemy (novel) FAQ
As far as I can remember, I wrote the first draft in 1992. It underwent a substantial rewrite after I completed the Module 1 Creative Writing course at the University of East Anglia and before I enrolled on the follow-on diploma course. The first 10,000 words formed 90% of my diploma portfolio. After the diploma finished I switched to private lessons with my diploma tutor and continued to edit the story following his critiquing.
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