Elephants, shadows and nervous Sundays

As promised, I'm writing on Elephant Words over the next six weeks, so thought I'd use a blog to tell you a bit about it and also to link to my first contribution. Elephant Words brings together a group of writers. Each Sunday, one of us posts a picture which is then used as a... Continue Reading →


New Year’s advice for writers – including myself

Top tip number 1 - stop talking, start writing. Top tip number 2 - do your morning pages. I learned about these a couple of years ago when I read Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way. Write three pages longhand first thing in the morning. Not a story, not a chapter, just three pages of... Continue Reading →

Blank sheet of paper time…

Forgive me, internet; it has been a while since my last blog posting. So settle back on your sofas, pour a glass of wine and let me ramble at you for a while. Novel #1 is out in the ether looking for a publisher to adopt it as their own. It's a fascinating process, in... Continue Reading →

A new short story, just for you…

Two blogs in 24 hours: I'm spoiling you! After lamenting my lack of short story productivity in recent weeks, I asked Twitter to suggest a one-word theme for a story. Thanks to Kerrin Shaw, I have spent all of today thinking of the word "tremulous". (No, really, thanks, Kerrin.) Below: the story (which doesn't have... Continue Reading →

All the latest news and views!

What news of the novel, you cry? After all that editing (and all those moany blogs about the process), it feels like the novel is very nearly in a finished state. Soon, it'll be time for it to leave home, head off into the world, phone up occasionally for a bit of money to pay... Continue Reading →

Missing Elvis

It was pointed out to me today that I haven't updated my blog in a while. The last few posts have been "novels and comics" updates, so it's probably time to share another story with you. This one's called Missing Elvis. And it goes a little something like this.... Missing Elvis Rosemary missed Elvis. She... Continue Reading →

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