It is a truth universally acknowledged that any debut author whose name you see on a shelf in your local library or bookshop probably wrote at least one or two … Continue reading
Sometimes peace and quiet is the last thing you need…
One Song to Rule them all, One Song to find them One Song to bring them all and in the darkness bind them… OK, that sounds… a tiny bit sinister, … Continue reading
The theme on Author Allsorts this week is how writers can avoid distractions when it comes to their work. But I think that sometimes we need to be distracted – … Continue reading
What’s one of the first pieces of advice we tend to offer people who are anxious about getting out there and socialising? ‘Oh, just be yourself! Just be relaxed and … Continue reading
Long before I’d gained the ability to actually finish a story (no matter how brief) I was fiendishly scribbling down poetry, sometimes at a rate of two or three new pieces a day. I have notebooks full of poems dating back to when I first gained permission from my teachers to use joined up writing. Some of it isn’t even that bad, if I do say so myself.
Hello, my lovelies – and Merry Christmas! No booing at the back – we’re less than two weeks away now, so take your humbugs and go. Today I’m going to … Continue reading