Riding Wild Horses

Yesterday I had an email from the women’s writing magazine Mslexia. They were asking me to do a survey they’d set up to look at the link between creativity and mental health. I don’t normally bother with surveys, but this was a subject that interested me, and has done for some time. Back at university,…

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Rewriting #1

At the moment my writing time is divided between two manuscripts: Despenser and Devil to Pay. Both are in need of extensive rewriting, including major changes in style and structure. If they were people, they’d be being wheeled into the emergency department right now for urgent resuscitation: ‘Jules,’ the paramedics say, ‘their lives are in…

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Never Stop Learning

I started writing in earnest at the age of 11 when, after a bout of glandular fever I was advised to rest and not do any PE or sports at school for a while (imagine my joy!). Instead I was sent to the biology prep room – a small room full of jars of weird…

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In the Beginning Was the Word….

I am one of those annoying people who worship fervently at the altar of Mac. The sheer beauty of the machines and software, the stability of the platform (at the moment), fewer problems with viruses (at the moment) and… and because I’m a closet arty designer person! I have even been known to go and…

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The New Writing Diet

Yes, amazing thought, isn’t it? Writing can make you thin, or so the Daily Mail claims. In an article in yesterday’s paper (yes, I’m afraid I do buy the Saturday Mail, but only for the TV guide!), it was claimed that writing for 15 mins a day about the things you love can have a…

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New HQ

Yep, I’ve been designing again! I thought it was about time I took this writing lark to the next level. As you will see in the sidebar, I have been busy working on two titles that should be released on Kindle and Smashwords in about two months time. That way I will have some of…

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