The Reading Hole

The Reading Hole

I find myself in the weird position of having finished reading my latest book, and also being at the bottom of my ‘To Be Read’ pile. What to do? There are so many new(ish) books I could move on to, of course. But it dawned on me that maybe this is a good...
A New Website is Born!

A New Website is Born!

We have a silly saying around our house:  What is it about time?      It flies. It certainly does, and as it flies away, it takes lots with it. Some of you might have noticed a certain quiet that had descended on my blog over the past few months, and that is because...
The Tyranny of Titles

The Tyranny of Titles

Every workshop I teach leads to a discussion of The Title. 1. What is the purpose of a title? 2. Where should it come from? 3. How do you know if it’s any good? When I teach others, I can generally come up with some answers to these questions, like the...
100 Women 100 Books

100 Women 100 Books

The extremely creative and generous writers, Sarah Salway and Viccy Adams, spent the past year working on a project they call Spreadsheets and Moxie. Their aim was to consider what professionalism looks like for Creative Arts practitioners, with a particular focus on...
Is It Fiction?

Is It Fiction?

It has been an intense month of writing. My last post discussed finishing the first draft of my new novel. Today, I can report that I have finished the third draft and am about to send the manuscript to a ‘trusted reader’ who will give me some more...