An Old Lesson for a New Year

I like to think that, no matter how old I may get, each year lived has taught me a new lesson.  More and more, though, it seems like the lessons learned are really lessons relearned — lessons learned once, then forgotten, then learned again.  And no doubt, the...

Happy/Merry

And so it is Christmas, nearly. I’m off in a couple of days on my hols; looking forward to having all my boys under one roof for a change, and to the annual Guiney family extravaganza.  As I look out my window at all the snow here in London, though, it looks...

Menage a Trois

Did that get your attention? A while ago, I began a three way conversation with two other writers I admire greatly, Tania Hershman and Lauri Kubuitsile.  Actually, it was Tania’s idea.  She began to ask us all sorts of questions about our writing lives,...

The Student Life

It was a strange couple of days.  I came back from my beloved Anam Cara Writing Retreat where for over a week I was blissfully unaware of anything except my work, the work of my friends, and the incredible cold.  Here are a few photos I took of the surrounding...

To Snowflake or Not To Snowflake

A while back I promised to write a blog about this one particular methodology for writing a novel called “The Snowflake Method.” After my last post about different writing processes, I thought this would be a good time for such a post.  You can read the...