Goodbye Stones

I’ve blogged about The River of Stones before, but today is the last one, a month of looking, noticing, absorbing,  writing. Choosing the stone to write each day has been great fun, although much more challenging than I had expected. One of the best things has been sharing the stones with others... read more

Building an author platform

Sometimes it seems the only thing that matters these days is MARKETING. You have to network, plug, sell, tell, promote … on and on … you have to be out there shouting from the rooftops: Look at me! I’m here!  If you’re a writer that means ‘building an author platform’. Writing,... read more

The Joy and pain of ‘small stones’.

This January I’m taking part in the River of Stones. This is an idea, set up by Fiona Robyn of Writing Our Way Home  where people – from all over the world – write a small stone every day in January.   The idea of the small stone is that you give... read more

Is it worth entering competitions?

Writing competitions are everywhere now. Novel, short story, flash fiction, poetry, published, unpublished, self-published – the list goes on and on. Each one motivating us to get on and finish a piece of writing, or sending us back into our cocoon of procrastination. If I don’t enter, I can’t fail.... read more