It was pure coincidence that I read de Bernières' novel before my holiday but what a happy accident.
There's nothing quite like two weeks in Alaska to make you feel small. As in puny, insignificant, vulnerable and awed. The sheer scale of the 49th State takes your breath away
Conversations I Did Not Have This Weekend Me: Hello Herr Scheiber, we’d like a firewood delivery before the winter sets in. HS: Of course. Is Monday morning OK? Me: Perfect. By the way,
Guest piece for Words with JAM magazine by yours truly, on magic book descriptions that work. http://www.wordswithjam.co.uk/2017/01/how-to-write-killer-blurb.html Ten steps. Five of which happen before you even begin to write.
This week, I’ve been obsessing over characters’ names and why it’s so important to get them right. Just like plot, setting, research and characters, each requires a depth of understanding
This is my summary of the Writing for Performance workshop (at Geneva Writers’ Conference) with Shaun McCarthy Shaun addressed a small workshop group of fourteen people for two hours. He spent
Third and last in my recognition series. Click here for Part One - Structure, Style and Sentence or Part Two - Individuality, Voice and Interference Or access both by a mere flick of
Part Two: Sheila, Max and Darren taught me a lot about structure, style and sentences. Other writerly friends have added their own generous intelligence to erode my rough edges. Here’s three
Wherever I live in the world, I seek writers. Regardless of genre or experience, I always learn from encounters with other word-wielders. That can be critiques of my work, critiques on theirs,