Fail better: Notes to a younger writing self

Creative writing and novel writing advice I wish I'd given myself years ago


January 2014

How to write a novel (#1) planning to keep it up.

I keep coming back to it. I’ve irritated everyone who I’ve talked to about it. I totally understand the objections and why everyone howls with contempt whenever the subject’s raised. The fact is though that more novels come to a… Continue Reading →

THE ANIMA: periods, mood-swings and other gifts a Fairy Godmother doesn’t give Cinderella

Ah Pantomime, a British favourite that is as inexplicable to foreigners as the seasonal World Championship TV Darts. Here we have stories that are hard-wired into the global consciousness, spattered with the all the ribaldry that cross-dressing, double-entendre and pop… Continue Reading →

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