25
Mar
2019

The Writing Life

Are there any Benefits of having a Penpal in this Digital Age?

Recently I tweeted a memory I had of my penpal when I was 12 and I was astonished when today it’s so far had 80

14
Mar
2019
Pen and ink

The Writing Life

My Morning Writing Routine

I wake up around 06:12 if I am good and 06:44 if I am lazy. I don’t need an alarm, it’s the same every day

30
Jan
2019

The Writing Life Uncategorised

Finding Time to Write When You Think You Have No Time? Here’s How.

CAVEAT: Firstly, it is not time that has to be made. There are only 24 hours, you can’t make any more. Secondly, it is words

30
Jan
2019

The Writing Life Uncategorised

Can You Write a Book while having Full-time Job and Children? Do the quiz and find out!

1/ Can you sit down for 20-40 minutes? This can be either days, nights, weekends, holidays, whenever. At any point can you sit down and

23
Jan
2019

Author Events Heart of Glass

Book Signing at WHSmith, Southside Mall, Wandsworth, London

Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm I will be signing Heart of Glass at WHSmith in Wandsworth Southside Mall, SW London. Come and say

19
Jan
2019

The Writing Life

How to Develop a Cult Following in 5 Killer Moves

… for your book or product, with exercises to try out. Everybody knows at least 5 cult classics without even thinking. These are 5 of

The Writing Life

Why do I Write or Feel I Must Write?

Because it is very stupid. I could be doing a million other things, enjoyable things, non enjoyable things, things which could even make money. As

General The Writing Life

The Myth of Sisyphus: Is it Why Writers Write?

The Myth of Sisyphus is an essay by Albert Camus. Sisyphus was the legendary king of Corinth in ancient Greece who was condemned to eternally rolling

Author Interviews Book reviews General Literary places

Island Life Sentence: Carrie Jo Howe’s Florida in 10 Never-Seen-Before Photos

“A prosthetic leg with a Willie Nelson bumper sticker washed ashore on the beach, which meant it was Florida.” – Tim Dorsey, Pineapple Grenade. Never been

General Published work The Writing Life

6 Things I’ve Learned about Being a Published Author

My aim had always been to be a published author. I have achieved my aim. Now what? Writing a novel or two is the biggest