Where do you get your ideas?

I’m sure every author’s heart sinks when they’re asked the question ‘So, where do you get your ideas?’. It’s as if the speaker suspects that there’s an ideas shop where we go to buy them. But we all know that it’s a bit different. The simple answer to the question is – anywhere and everywhere.... Continue Reading →


Top tools for writers

Every workman needs the right tools to do his job. For example, a plumber wouldn’t head off to fix a blocked pipe without wrenches and screwdrivers. And so it is that a writer cannot work without his or her tools. It’s tempting to get sucked in by all the new technology that claims it can... Continue Reading →

Working with a professional editor

Writing is a very self-involved process. You get wrapped up in your story, your characters and getting to the end. Editing is more of the same. You’re focused on pulling the story apart and putting it back together in the best order that you can find. But once you’ve battled for weeks, or possibly months,... Continue Reading →

Writers who inspire me: Jane Isaac

It’s a while since I wrote about writers who inspire me, but I thought it was time I added another person to my list. When you’re starting out as a writer, you’re likely to have an aim in mind. Whether that’s finishing a novel and seeing it published, or creating short stories, you need to... Continue Reading →

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