You can’t teach creative writing!

How many times have I heard people say you can’t teach creative writing? And the question never seems to be all that well meaning. There’s usually a hint of aggression – or suspicion at least – that somehow you are offering something under false pretences. Because, of course, we can all... read more

The Perils of Technology

This is a quick post  – I haven’t been able to get on to the blog for several days as there have been problems with the server. Technology is a wonderful thing until it doesn’t work and then it makes you want to tear your hair out. I can’t believe how... read more

Reading the Proofs

The proofs have arrived from Matador. It already looks different – not like my manuscript, the font, style and layout are changed – but also not like a book. Instead, it’s a tantalisingly glimpse of what the finished product might be. I feel a glimmer of excitement. However, the main feeling is one of... read more