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Some things I didn’t know: A Reading List

You soak up a lot when you read a lot – the way stories are shaped and told. But in the best writing, there’s a lot of craft working invisibly (if it’s done correctly) behind the words and between the lines. When I started writing, I joined an online group or two and it seemed […]

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BRICKS

  Imagine a long road. Longer. Longer still. It twists, turns, takes you through beautiful open countryside and dark threatening woods. There are places where the road appears to vanish underfoot – you find yourself on sodden marshy ground that sucks at your feet, not sure if you’re still on course or way off track. […]

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SORRY ABOUT THAT

I was invited to speak in front of a group of aspiring writers a while back. All adults, all invested enough in their ambition to turn up to the basement of a pub somewhere on a Wednesday night. It was summer, a warm evening and they could have been anywhere else – upstairs in the […]