It’s funny how many genres have become ‘respectable’ in literary circles in recent years, but not romance. Never romance. I wonder why..? … More “Just a Romance”
Critics – they can crush your writer’s soul. Guard it carefully! … More Trying to Please the Critics
Last week, I reached a milestone in my nascent writing career: I was asked, for the first time, where I got my ideas from. Friends, I’ve arrived! This question makes me a bona fide writer. (As far as I’m concerned it does. Don’t burst my bubble.) And of course bona fide writers traditionally reply to … More Where do you get your ideas from?
The brief: write a story in no more than 500 words incorporating: a diplomat, a child, a harbour, something missing, remorse, daring to be different and writing on the wall. Challenging! … More The Writing on the Wall
So often we as writers are well aware of our weaknesses, but rarely take stock of our strengths. Here are mine – what are yours? … More What are your five writing strengths?
Could NaNo help the world’s worst procrastinator? Or did it flop worse than a boneless chicken? … More Three Things I Learned from NaNoWriMo
That’s me dead. At least, I should be dead – there’s a heck of a lot of blood gushing from my guts. Or from the gaping wound which used to be my guts. It’s funny, isn’t it, you think some dread disease’ll carry you off, or you’ll be bored to death by Saturday night telly, … More That’s Me Dead