I was watching an episode of the excellent Inside Number 9 called The Riddle of the Sphinx (British licence fee payers can check out the… Read More »What does the pram in the hall mean for writers?
What happens if you tell a good story, or a bad one? For most stories, the quality of the story will translate into readership –… Read More »What to think about when writing a personal story
This week there’s another guest post on Write with Phil. Tony R Cox (you may remember him from this interview) asked me if he could… Read More »Tony R Cox: How to use police titles (and weapons) in your writing
This week I completed a major milestone with my latest book, False Sanctuary. After a seemingly never ending second edit, I’ve now reached a place… Read More »Editing for writers: when to go back to the start
In my day job, my team and I are encouraged to be generalists. We are told that the best way to be able to deal… Read More »Should a writer aim to be a genre specialist?
There’s no getting away from social media at the moment. It seems to be all encompassing, spurring news stories, providing distractions, and allow people to… Read More »Social media myth for new writers (part two): promoting your work
Eventually, you do realise that someone is going to have to read your work? Whether it’s beta readers, actual readers, or competition judges, you can’t… Read More »When should I give my writing to beta readers?