May 6, 2019

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook, or since August on Instagram, will have noticed a drop-off of writing-related posts and a increase of cats, dogs, plants and mosaic pots. Mosaic pots are cool.

May 31, 2018

We saw ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ on the weekend and I have thoughts

I know this isn’t technically related to writing, but it is about storytelling. And also – spoilers. Lots of spoilers. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet – and you plan to – come back once you’re full...

May 15, 2018

The opportunity arose to work with an editor on my manuscript. The timeframe’s tight, the scenes are out of order, it’s 98,000 words and needs to be cut – but I’m not going to say no. When you’re offered a chance like this you need to bite it off and chew like hell.

May 1, 2018

If you want an example of what volunteers are capable of – look at Speculate. The ushers, artist liaison and stage assistants were all volunteers. The tech desk was run by volunteers.

April 17, 2018

I’ve driven half an hour to work at this café. It’s not in my home town. I took a wrong turn on the way and the café I wanted to work at was closed. Why go through all this? Because I needed a change of scene. I have a string of small things I need to get done, and bei...

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