As lockdown rules within the UK have continued to ease, I have found myself in the car for longer periods, either going to and from work, or increasingly on trips out with the wife. While I am not a fan of driving (it is no coincidence commuting and traffic formed frequent inspiration for pieces in … Continue reading Mimicry is the best form of flattery
I’ve been trying to decide how best to launch my new book for a little while now. Some authors drop hints and tease at a coming book. Others have book cover reveals, or countdowns to launch day. Pre-COVID launch parties were all the range. I have already hinted at a new book coming soon in … Continue reading Coming Soon!
Well aren’t you lucky people; two blog posts in one day! It must be Sunday. This post in the one I have been thinking about for a couple of days and intended to post, but the announcement yesterday say me writing about COVID and Christmas instead. And don’t worry, this post will hopefully be a … Continue reading Writing the big picture
When I wrote the first draft of my debut novel Free City, it was to good, old fashioned pen and paper I turned to get the job done. I had tried writing using a laptop, but found myself too easily distracted for it to be productive. There were two main issues with the computer; it … Continue reading The notebooks are back!
After an enforced pause to life during lockdown, my summer has been a busy one. First we moved out of the old house and in with my parents. At the same time it became noticeably busier at work. Then in August we finally completed on the purchase of our new home. Since then, as you … Continue reading Back to the writing