Vince Rockston

About me

Inspired by discovering his cave during a trekking week on Elba, I decided to research San Cerbone’s background. The result is a novel about a young lad he befriends.

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Translating English into English

I’m afraid she did exactly what I feared. Much to my grief, the good lady editor said my book was unworthy. And she begged me not to take steps toward self-publishing, like finding someone to design a cover for it.‘It’s far too long. The plot is all over the place. Most of the…


It’s one thing to say I have completed the first draft of Aquila – all 34½ chapters – but quite another to say my book is finished.I’ve benefitted greatly from the constructive and critical feedback I’ve received over more than two years through friendly colleagues in the Ubergroup on Scribophile and though…

My new office

Snow-covered Alps in the distance, a red kite complaining about having been chased from its realm by angry crows, a waxing moon and last rays of sunshine at 4 pm on the 17th of December!Having completed the first draft of my book, much revision is called for. One approach I’ve discovered is to read…

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