I’ve always maintained I don’t suffer from “writer’s block”, there’s always something I can write. However, finally, I’ve come close. I got stuck. It’s the fourth Inspector Kirby book and I’d written about 30,000 words. […]
Characters – where do they come from?
For me getting to know your characters and seeing them develop into fully rounded, if at times eccentric, individuals is one of the great pleasures of writing. They become friends (is that strange?). This is […]
Those pre-launch jitters – what to do?
My last book, Inspector Kirby and Harold Longcoat – A Northumbrian Mystery went down well with those who read it. There just weren’t enough of those readers. A familiar story to many out there I’m […]
Story settings and the reader’s mind
For me the setting of any book if it’s pivotal to the story becomes a character in the story. The reader has to be able to see the setting in the same way they vision […]
30 things one writer learnt in 2018
At this time, in early January, I’m looking forward to what the new year might bring. However, it’s always good to look back at the year just gone and see what nuggets of wisdom it […]