That next book – to plan or not to plan?

There’s no doubt having a clear plan for your novel can help. However, do you have to have everything down in detail before you start writing?

The appeal of magic in writing

I’ve read science fiction from an early age and always been enthralled by its possibilities.  Even if man can’t visit the stars in person just yet (someday I’m sure we will) we can go there […]

Ideas – where does that next great book come from?

I write this now because I’m struggling.  I’ve finished revising books two and three of my Inspector Kirby series and I’m searching for ideas for book four.  I’ve got two other books to revise, however, […]

Indie authors – is writing that series the key?

Like most indie-authors I’m looking for the “secret of sales”.  How do I get the word out, how do I attract those followers I need.  And yes I know it’s not all about selling, at […]

Who and what has influenced me as a writer?

I was asked what influenced me as writer recently.  At first I thought it was an easy thing to answer.  I’ve said before that Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End is what got me hooked on […]