Freaking Out!


Gawd. I am losing it, and so, apparently, is the rest of the world. Everyone is fighting one another, my sodding first-born is still not speaking to me with extreme prejudice, journalists are being kidnapped and women everywhere are being killed and raped and abused and by golly jinkums, I am just about ready to…

Word on the Street Festival Doesn’t Care About Author Scam


Word on the Street Festival Doesn't Care About Author Scam. Reblogged from David Gaughran's excellent blog. While I am not aware of Author Solutions position with the Halifax Word on the Street Festival, I thought I would repost in the interest of writers beware.  

Rules of Writing from a whole slew of experts…


Courtesy of the Guardian: https://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one A few favourites.... Michael Morpurgo 1 The prerequisite for me is to keep my well of ideas full. This means living as full and varied a life as possible, to have my antennae out all the time. 2 Ted Hughes gave me this advice and it works wonders: record moments,…