Attitude to Novels

I’ve had some interesting conversations with various people recently, about my attitude to my writing.   I now have what one might call a ‘standard process’ for approaching my novels – and it’s still astounding to me that I’m in a position where there are enough of them for that to be the case.   […]

Unexpected new career!

“Are you still doing editing on the side?”   Eight little words on WhatsApp, from a writer friend of mine, was all it took.   We’d been exchanging short stories and novel manuscripts for feedback for years, ever since we both finished the first draft of our first novel on an Arvon course, back in […]

Sticking With It

Fantasy author, Juliet McKenna, wrote a fantastic review of my debut novel, The Defiant Spark, recently, including some very interesting thoughts about reviewing in general. She also invited me to write a guest post on her blog and here’s what I came up with:   I first met Juliet as one of my tutors at […]

Freewriting for Reflection

One of my friends, a qualified coach and facilitator, has recently started offering a Prompt Prescription service where she provides freewriting prompts to help clients work through an issue they are facing.   I decided to try it out, with the issue I’ve been having lately with my writing. I emailed Claire to explain the […]