Tag Archive | Writer

It’s so strange

It’s really quite a strange feeling when something you’ve been working on for sooo long is finally published. It’s all done and dusted with. It feels strange not to be tinkering with it further. Doing further research, reading it through again and again, re-writing, editing, or even just sitting back and thinking about it. My […]

3 days to go…

Wow, it’s only three more days until the launch of my new (and first) non-fiction book. Excited, nervous and relief are the words that probably sum up how I am feeling right now. In just three days I’ll be launching: A Show Called Empire: The History of the British Empire According to the Movies This […]


I’m off now from work for the summer. I work term time in a college library and so have the summer months off from work – roughly 6 weeks in total. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it? It’s also my first year with the summer off. I started my new job at the college in January and […]

Just. One. More. Edit.

Just one more edit. Just one more read through. I’ve said this to myself half a dozen times already concerning my current/nearly finished project. Just one more edit. And I still find myself saying it. It’s great to want your writing to be the best it can be and free from any silly typos, spelling […]

Keeping It Simple

When you’re planning your novel you can let the planning run away with you. You can have your main plot, but then you build. With sub-plots and character profiles, scene descriptions, timelines – it can be a complex business and the planning can go on and on, running further and further away from your main […]

Getting Rid of Twitter

Stephen Fry has just announced that he’s quitting twitter after a Bafta jibe. Now nothing so dramatic has happened to me to make me contemplate getting rid of my twitter account. It’s just simply that I don’t use it anymore. I’ve never used it personally, only ‘professionally’ as a writer, and several reasons present themselves to […]

2 weeks in…

Well we’re already two weeks in to January 2016! Two weeks! 14 days! Time really does drift away when you’re not paying attention. I think that it’s high time that I rolled up my sleeves and got down to the business I love – writing. Here I go…..