An opportunity not to be missed!

Update: 6th March 2017 Sadly, due to lack of takers, this event has had to be cancelled. A couple of months ago I was kindly invited by another editor if I would be interested in attending a small but intensive writing workshop in Paris. Obviously, I jumped at the...

First Chapter of a WIP

This is the current first chapter of something I have been working on since November. I would be interested in any feedback, you might have to offer. Chapter 1: The sun comes. Charon swore. The monitor he had been battling with for the last hour had flickered off yet...

Keeping the red flags flying (so you don't get conned)

Writer’s First Rule. People pay you for your work.  Not the other way around. If someone asks you to pay money, ANY money, in order represent your work you need to do several things: Tell them you are no longer interested Block their number Add their email to...

Dangers of dithering

Last week I talked about unnecessary content and scenes which do not drive your story ahead.  This week I am going to continue on that theme because I cannot stress enough the importance of clarity. While a good structure is vital, don’t be in too much of a...