30 things I’ve learnt in 2014

I started this review by looking back at the 30 things I’d learnt in 2013.  That year was a big learning curve, e-publishing my first books, developing and launching this site and much more.  So […]

Writers – enjoy those revisions

I know, I know, you’ve finally finished that first draft.  It has taken months, you’re proud it, it’s your best work yet and now you’re faced with being critical of it.  Also you have an […]

Blogs for bloggers and writers – part 2)

A few weeks ago I wrote the first of these and promised to come back to the subject.  OK it has taken a bit longer than anticipated and yes I did get distracted a) with […]

The power of the short story – 5 reasons we should write them (and read them)

In previous blogs I have advocated blog writing as tool for improving your writing, whatever your genre or subject.  Here I want to champion short story writing.  Also the reading of short stories.  I think […]

Is e-publishing changing the length of a book?

Looking on my book shelves at some of the science fiction that first inspired me I see books that at most are 250 pages.  My copy of Asimov’s Foundation and Empire is less than 200 […]