We all have that one book that didn’t quite make it. This is mine. It did, however, get me my… Read more Fragile Lies
‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ It’s a question most writers will be asked at some point. If you… Read more Where do ideas come from?
‘Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.’ Søren Kierkegaard Dear AGENT, The above quote sets… Read more Query letter
Writing, or as Juvenal the Roman poet put it, ‘the incurable writing disease’, should come with a health warning.… Read more The Unbearable Lightness of Writing
It was during an interesting discussion recently between Ian Rankin and Luca Veste at a Waterstones’ event that Rankin raised… Read more The Crime Writer’s Elephant in the Room
Finding an agent, I suspect, is not dissimilar from finding the love of your life – there’s so many possibilities… Read more How I found an Agent
Someone asked me not long after the birth of my first son would I ever have another baby. My expression… Read more To Plan or Not to Plan…
Like anything one is trying to nurture, writing takes time and effort. Although it is considered a mainly cerebral… Read more A Desk of One’s Own