Dear friends, I’m on holiday and this blog is on holiday! Holidays are great, everyone should have them! While I say I’m on holiday I’m actually working my butt off trying to make headway on the rewrite of my young adult fantasy novel. However I’m not going to “work” and I’m drinking bonus champagne in … More Back soon!
1. Jem’s job was to open and shut the gate. Because of this, even though his brother Scott was older and had longer legs and took up more space, Jem got the passenger door seat while Scott was stuck in the middle, squished between Jem and their Dad, his legs pressing against theirs. The cabin … More Wings like these
Really, honestly? If you’re somebody who, at some point each day, or on a decent proportion of your allotted days, sits down and picks up a pen or puts your fingers on a keyboard and strings words together of your own free will: why? It’s a strange thing to do. You do realise you’re basically … More Why write?
There are few more important decisions to be made when beginning a writing project than who will be telling the story. From who, comes how: a strong voice can capture a reader within a sentence or two, carry them through the many twists and turns of your plot, make them care what happens, and … More Whose story is this, anyway? Some thoughts on point of view and voice
Walking into a bar at the age of almost forty I feel like an eighteen-year old again. It’s been so long I’ve forgotten how to do it – what to order, where to sit, what to do with my bag, how to avoid or return the glances of other patrons. All my long history … More Of cocktails and conversation