Dogsbodies and Scumsters by Alan McCormick

A short while ago I was asked by Roast Books to review their new publication, Dogsbodies and Scumsters by Alan McCormick. I tend not to do “normal” book reviews, but if I like a book I do like to have a chat with the author — we writers are such...

Noel Duffy: In The Library of Lost Objects

I’m thrilled to be able to chat today with Noel Duffy, novelist, poet and screenwriter. I had the pleasure of  meeting him recently when I was in Dublin over Easter. It’s always a bit scary to meet a fellow writer, especially when you admire their work as...

Are We Dead Yet?

If you’re reading this, then I guess the answer is, thankfully, no.I was all set to write a thoroughly tongue-in-cheek blog about this weekend’s “rapture” hoo ha. Yes, it’s the end of the world – again. And I was having a swell time...

Novel Writing Tips: Plot Plotting

I’m committed to sharing the process of writing Novel 3 with you all. I already wrote about diving into the first draft and some tips I have remembered here. But now I find that I have entered a new mini phase that I want to discuss. I have indeed written over...

Novel Spaces

Today, I am a guest over at the terrific literature blog called Novel Spaces over here, talking about the experience of bringing A Clash of Innocents back to it’s beginnings. Novel Spaces is an eclectic group of authors bound by a singular passion: writing. If...