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?
My train speeds through the Essex countryside, carrying me to another day in the centre of London. Everyone around me is commuting into the office,… Read More »Why writing is the antidote to modern life