Revisiting Old Favourites

I had the rare pleasure of revisiting a fantasy world that I have loved some time ago through a new story recently. Garth Nix’s Clariel a prequel to Sabriel, the first of the Abhorsen trilogy was published. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, there is something different about revisiting a world where you know all of […]

Some thoughts on #WorldMentalHealthDay

Given that today is World Mental Health Day I thought that I would take the opportunity to offer some of my thoughts about how writing can help to deal with mental health issues. I’m a big supporter of MIND and Time to Change, in fact I’m due to be taking part in this years Great South […]

Harrogate 2014 – #TOPCrime2014

I’m writing this blog post later than I’d hoped as I ended up spending the end the end of July chained to my laptop trying to complete my Camp NaNoWriMo word count. More on that next time! 3 weeks ago I attended Harrogate Crime Writing Festival for the third time. I’ve only just managed to […]

Using a Book as a Tool to Make money

Yesterday I attended an event which was primarily aimed at learning about business and making money. One of the last talks of the day was about how to use a book to this end. It was a completely new slant on the idea of writing a book and publishing it yourself. I preface this by […]

Reading or Writing – How much should we be reading as writers?

I seem to be running back over the theme of lack of time in my posts at present. Although things are finally starting to settle and I’m managing my time better this weeks post is going to touch on the same theme again. Again and again I have been told that if I am going […]

Burning the Candle at Both Ends – Writing and Sleep

So, I curious when do most of you manage to fit in your writing? I’m particularly curious about those of you who, like me also have a full time day job which you need to fit your writing around. I know that I for one fit the majority of it in in the morning and […]