Why I won’t be trying to sell you my next book

My dear friends, It's blog time. A very rare event, I know. Firstly, an apology Sorry it's been a while, I've been busy as you all have, I suspect. I won't dwell too much on the strangeness of recent times, other than to say it's hard for lots of people, I've found it hard too, …

#VSS365 Anthology

Want to know more about the history of #vss365 ? Click here to find out more. Why have an anthology? As the original creator of #vss365, many people have proposed an anthology to me over the last few years. Why? In short, because it's something to celebrate. Many people have found a supportive, encouraging and …

The process of editing a novel (a.k.a the hardest yet most rewarding thing you can do as a writer)

The draft novel is finished. What now? Almost two years ago, I wrote a post explaining how I took zero words and managed to produce the first draft of a novel. I spent my entire life aspiring to do this almost impossible thing. Life is busy, hectic, full of responsibilities and serious stuff going on--but …