Some years ago I took an Open University Degree course in geology and earth sciences. It was in the early years of the internet but the OU had, by then, started to […]
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.
It’s been a week of obsession for me – obsession with numbers–download statistics to be precise. What We Didn’t Say went live on Kindle last Sunday and I put it straight into […]
Pushing the Ogre Off the Corner of my Desk
For someone who has turned the act of self-berating into something of an art form, I’m feeling a little more pleased with myself than I’m used to at the end of this […]
I’ve been working on my writer development programme submission this week and am happy to say it’s ready to go. Then begins the wait which is always the worst part. At the […]
The Curate’s Egg & The Gift of This Day
It’s been a curate’s egg kind of a week for me on the whole–good and bad in parts. The #mywritingprocess blog hop has been a really enjoyable thing to be a part […]