Towards the end of 2014 I took the opportunity to attend Writers’ Toolkit – an annual networking and discussion day run by Writing West Midlands. It was, I think one of the most enjoyable events of […]
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.
The application window is now open for the 2015-16 Cohort of Room 204 Writer Development Programme with Writing West Midlands. Go have a look – if you’re a writer based in the […]
When I first started blogging, I’ll be honest, I had no idea what I should be doing other than the fact that the ubiquitous ‘everybody’ was advising me I should be building […]
The first writing project I ever got involved with when I started writing fiction was the collaborative 24 Hour Book project on which Kate Pullinger was the lead writer. It was a marvellous […]
As I have often said, what a marvellous thing it is for a writer to have a Plottdog. Poor Plotty however, gets mistaken for a Black Lab fairly often–until he’s stood next […]