Stay a while to share my thoughts on writing and life.

So we’ve been through the autumn months, and the novel writing month, and now it seems that we’ll be having a snow-filled month. Lovely. Why not put another log in the fire, stock up on hot… READ MORE

It is NaNoWriMo month!

What’s that? During the month of November, thousands of writers around the world struggle together to complete a first draft of a novel in thirty days. It is called National Novel Writing Month, or in short… READ MORE

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

Every August there is something magical happening in deepest, darkest Derbyshire. It is called the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, or, for those in the know – simply Swanwick. Just got back from a wonderful week full… READ MORE

It’s already May!

How can we be in May already? It seems as if only yesterday the snow has melted and the winter jackets took up all the space in the closet. It is definitely time to put them… READ MORE

March 2010

The month of the spring equinox is bringing many good things: the promise of warmth and sunshine, longer days and more energy, now that the winter gloom is slowly fading away. It is a good time… READ MORE

February 2010

Is there much use in going to writing conferences? This is a question that every novice writer has asked themselves at some point. If you want to write, you just sit and do it, right? Wrong. In my… READ MORE

January 2010

January is a great time to discuss New Year’s resolutions. Every person needs something to strive towards. Why not try to achieve some of our goals this year? We all have things we’d like to achieve… READ MORE

December 2009

At the end of 2009 it is impossible not to reflect on the passing year. It has been a year of inspiration and excitement, some literary successes and of course some failures, but most important, a… READ MORE

November 2009

The month of November is the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those who so prefer. This will be my second year of taking on the challenge of completing the first draft of a novel,… READ MORE

September 2009

Summer is nearly over. Frankly, it’s a relief. With all the free time, wonderful weather and things to do outdoors, I haven’t managed to get much writing done. But September is here, quivering on that invisible… READ MORE