Almost There First off – thanks again to everyone who’s been lovely and gone out of their way enough to send me birthday wishes. There are a LOT of Very Nice People out there. *** I’ve been working hard today on rewrites of the WIP. I have around thirty more pages to read and amend […]

A Silver Lining. Of Sorts. Further to my bemoaning of workmen and their noisy machines earlier I feel I should probably tell you about the good thing that’s happened as a result of their labours. I’ve been able to see the cobbles which used to be the road, in the places where they’ve removed the […]

Hmm It’s my birthday. I am 26 years old today. I’m ignoring that until later when, after work, I’m going for a meal with my girlfriend. Today I’m ploughing on with novel rewrites. But. They’re digging up the road right outside my house using very noisy machines. And. They’re cutting the hedges right outside my […]

Writing Tips How can one makes one’s writing better is a question I ‘m asked quite often. Is there a secret, is another. Well, sadly no, there is no secret but I’ll try, as simply as I can (so as not to bore anyone) to explain what I think you can do to improve your […]

One Down; a Hundred or so Million to go Ah. I am happy to say that after six or seven hours of pretty frantic typing I have now completed draft 4 of the WIP. Happy days. So that means that tomorrow I’ll be able to turn my attention to the hundred or so million other […]

Turning Japanese? Blimey. I can’t quite believe that it’s been a week since I last blogged. Again time has just slipped by. And what have I achieved in that week? I’ve completed another draft of my novel. I’ve pretty much finished everything associated with the self publishing* of my writing group’s anthology, including finishing the […]

Fab Day. Fab Robes. I spent a big and very happy chunk of Saturday at the University of Manchester watching my girlfriend’s graduation. It was a very proud and emotional day for me and I’d like to offer my congratulations to everyone there who celebrated getting their PGCE. One of the highlights (aside from the […]

Happy Birthday My brother is 21 today. Happy Birthday! *** I’m still knee deep in edits and read throughs (and goodness knows – everything else). But I’m getting there. Slowly.

An Audacious Morris and a Brilliant Scene He seems to get everywhere does that R (sometimes N) Morris, including the Wall Street Journal, which is, as I’m sure you’ll agree, pretty darned tremendous. And he’s a nice bloke. And a terrific writer. I should probably hate him, but I don’t. Congrats Rog. This is what […]