I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have to share the news that I have been published by Ether Books on their ground breaking iPhone app today. I’m also tickled […]
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.
A Rather Good Week
I have to say I’ve had a rather good week. It started with an excellent workshop with Sue Moorcroft over in Derby where I had the opportunity to meet some fabulous folks […]
Influences and Favourites
Four authors I particularly admire. Without question, the writer who has probably influenced me most in recent years is T Coraghessan Boyle. He writes with such clarity and such realism that I […]
A Busy Couple of Months Ahead
OOOH! Lots of NaNoWriMo action today. The Nano website has been reset and all last year’s lovely— or not so lovely as the case may be— words have disappeared into the ether. […]
A Nanowrimo Gift
This time last year I was well into the swing of preparing for Nanowrimo. I had the index cards, the coloured pens, the story board and a half written outline. I’d studied […]