I have neglected my blog of late and won’t bore you with a long litany of excuses. I can offer you: Plott Dog ate my copy but that would be a lie. […]
I'm blogging my way through the day to day angst of setting down one word after another in the pursuit of publication in its myriad forms. I am fascinated by how creative people can so often get in their own own way and how this impinges output. I am currently working on a non-fiction project centred around the issues of productivity for creatives. I also write short stories and flash fiction and freelance sometimes and have been known to write for food. My first book 'What We Didn't Say' is a collection of my best and most successful short stories and is available in print and Kindle formats via Amazon. I am also published by Ether Books Ltd digitally on their apps for Smartphones and tablets. I am also delighted to be one of the Writing West Midlands Room 204 cohort for 2014/15. By day I do something creativity sapping in operations management.
I have a dog, what writer doesn't? OK well, maybe the cat writer people have cats - anyway he's a Plotthound - what else? I write about him sometimes too. Occasionally I have a bit of a rant about life and other stuff, but mostly I write about writing, creativity and what I'm up to.
When Prevarication Bites: A Cautionary Tale
This is the sad little story of what happens when you let prevarication get in the way of a good story and my unerring ability to do so right up to a […]
A Bit of a Rant
I’m happily writing again albeit I’m not getting as much done as I want to but words are being created one at a time and that’s the best anyone can hope for. […]
Molehills of Chaos and Literary Leaves
So, here we are again, on the cusp of another Whittaker Prize. Talk about tempus fugit —actually I’m not going to talk about that at all. I’m not even going to apologise […]
The So-What? Trap
I try to keep track on what I’m reading and a quick glance through my journals highlighted the fact that in 2010 I started way more books than I actually finished. No […]