Last year I wrote an article about the blogs I love. Some of them have fallen by the wayside, so I was thinking of writing a new one. The problem is I’ve not been so good at reading other people’s blogs. Not because I don’t still love them, I do I’ve just been finding it […]Read more "A week of re-blogging"
A few years ago endurance ironing was the rage but has endurance writing ever been recognised as a sport? You may wonder why I am suddenly asking this. I was at my writing group when I overheard a conversation between two older members. A bit rude to eavesdrop you might think, but when I post […]Read more "Endurance Writing"
I met the author, Helen Hollick, at a seminar run by my writing group. It was about self-publishing, she was very good and gave some great advice. But when she talked about one of her books, Sea Witch, she made it sound a bit like a Mills and Boons (my sister used to read them, […]Read more "Review of Sea Witch – The book I didn’t want to read."
I met the author Michelle Woollacott at the writing group I attend and she has recently independently published her first novel, All That You Want. She has kindly agreed to be interviewed for my blog You have shown yourself to be the Queen of marketing can I talk you into sharing a few tips? Hi […]Read more "Author Interview – Michelle Woollacott"
I’ve done it, I’ve ended a relationship, I’ve sold my boat. I didn’t want to, I loved my boat. She was great to sail, but that’s the problem I can no long sail in her. It’s all my fault two years ago I ran her aground on some rocks damaging the keel. You would think […]Read more "It’s all over now"
One of the things I have been giving a lot of thought to as I approach the editing stage of my book is do I leave the swearing in. There isn’t a lot of swearing in it, just one character swears he uses the f word a few times, it is fitting with his personality […]Read more "Too much swearing"
I’ve just started on editing the first draft of my book. Yes, I do know I have mention that I’ve finished the first draft more than once, but hey I’ve never written a book before. I’ve not looked at the first chapter for about six months but this was the one chapter I had already […]Read more "Back to earth with a bump"
Last year at the end of the summer holiday I wrote a post worrying I had wasted my time. I know I’m lucky getting six weeks off, something I get great pleasure from reminding my friends of, but I do worry that I waste it. This year I decide to write out what I hope […]Read more "Plans for the Summer"
When I started writing my book (yes sorry it’s another post about my book) I just wanted to tell a story, but somehow I have developed a theme. My book has become about power and why people want power. I’ve always been interested in power and have even meet a few national politicians. I genuinely […]Read more "Power games"