Some of the very best ideas come right out of the blue when we are least prepared for it. For me they tend to arrive at the most inconvenient times, generally when […]
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.
I’ve been waxing lyrical for some months now about the benefits to the writer, whatever level they may be at, of the online competition I take part in every Saturday. It is […]
I am highly competitive. It’s a curse and it’s a blessing. One way or another I’ve been competing at something since I was about three years old when I was slapped on […]
In sub-Saharan Africa 151 million people are illiterate; 62% of them are women. 72 million children still do not go to school, and most people simply cannot afford books of their own. […]
“Wherever you are, be all there.” ~ Jim Elliot I know I’ll never ride again. I’ve known for a few years now. Accepting it has been another thing entirely and I’m not […]