How do you write?

Writing is a strange business. Every writer comes at it from a different angle and every writer finds other people’s method unfathomable. Some like to plan and plan and plan and then write the book in one long sweep. Other use an approach known as “pantsing” – writing by the seat of the pants, […]

The silver lining

Last Wednesday was my birthday. I turned 49 “Happy Birthday to y…” No. Stop. Don’t sing! No? No.

I’m not that into my birthday. You see, it is also the anniversary of my diagnosis of cancer – so when that date swings round, that day, that conversation and that incredible journey always comes back […]

The editor’s life

One of the mixed blessings of being a self-publishing author is that I am also my own editor. No handing over the precious manuscript to an expert team who will provide an objective view and bully me into creating a best-selling novel. Nope, it’s just me. On the plus side, it’s just me. I […]

What a week!

It’s been a helter-skelter sort of a week.

It started with me writing out my goals for 2016 (it’s a new year, after all) which, of course, included several related to my writing: publishing Balance of Betrayal; completing the next book in the series (it’s called Age of Oppression, but don’t tell anyone!); setting […]

Reflecting myself through characters

Writing is about realising dreams – my dream of being a writer, my dream world, and also the dreams of who I wish to be, reflected through characters.

One of the joys of being a writer is being able to be the person you always wanted to be through your characters. You can create […]