Kindred Spirits: Ephemera – Tour round-up!

From 8-14th June, Kindred Spirits: Ephemera was out on tour, organised by the fabulous Mary Anne Yarde and the Coffee Pot Book Club.  It was great fun, preparing guest posts for the wonderful book-bloggers, and hearing what they think about the stories. Happily, the responses were good! And so I’m thrilled to share with you … More Kindred Spirits: Ephemera – Tour round-up!

A Novel Approach 4!

How are we possibly in July? And half-way through it at that! Well, somehow we are, which means… We’re nearly at the fourth of my creative writing workshops in North Shields… On Saturday 3rd August, in just two weeks, I’ll be back, looking this time at conflict and pace. After all, much as we’d all … More A Novel Approach 4!

A Novel Approach 2: Come and meet your cast!

It’s just over a week until the second of my “A Novel Approach” workshops at North Shields Library, and tickets are still available – click for details here: here. Over 2.5hrs we’ll look at what makes characters stick in the memory, and how to make sure yours do the same, with exercises, sharing and discussions about … More A Novel Approach 2: Come and meet your cast!

A Novel Approach 2: One month countdown!

There’s something particularly exciting about seeing your workshops on a poster in the local library! Last month, we had a fun session on “getting started” on the novel journey, and next month, on Saturday 6th April 2019, we’re going to be looking at all things “casting”, i.e. getting those pesky characters right, and onto the … More A Novel Approach 2: One month countdown!

The ‘Other Project’

Are you monogamous, or a terrible flirt? Don’t worry, I’m not getting too personal here, I’m talking writing. Or reading, for that matter. Turns out I’m definitely the latter when it comes to books, writing or reading them! Hence jumping on the ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme bandwagon (as well as feeling quite proud for having worked … More The ‘Other Project’