[This blog post appeared on NovelRocket.com in January 2018] Everyone seems to be doing a “word for the year.” Last year I decided to do it too. Being the thinking … Continue reading What if your “word for the year” isn’t one you like?
I am a student of language. I learned French and German (to add to my mother tongue of English). I’ve spent 25 years with words as my tools, as a … Continue reading I love clever language
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy a story with a twist. I loved the ending of Sixth Sense. I revelled in the intricacies of the reveal in Inception. … Continue reading The twist in the tale …
I’ve now read a number of articles, giving advice to would-be authors and there is a common piece of advice that continually pops up. “Be like an elephant and develop … Continue reading My twenty-five years as an elephant
There is no better feeling than when the writing is flowing. You are connected with the very essence of creativity. It flies out of you, faster than your fingers can … Continue reading Kicking the can down the road
I’ve just learned that I’m a custodian. Not in the usual way, where I’m stunned to find I’m now responsible for another mouth to feed or daunted by having to … Continue reading Custodian of an idea