30, yes 30! things I’ve learnt in 2013

2013 in many ways has been a big year for me.  I started blogging, twitter and e-published my first two books.  So, in no particular order, this is what I’ve learnt this year: Twitter isn’t […]

I’ve finally e-published! – 13 things I’ve learnt

Yes I’ve finally done it.  Those are my books (link for more information) and they are available through Amazon on Kindle.  It’s been quite a journey.  I can’t believe it is five years since I walked out […]

5 Reasons why writers should blog.

A bit of a detour this week from issues raised by science fiction.  I’ve been blogging now for six months and I admit that , having read the advice from other writers’ blogs, it started as […]

‘Gor blimey gov it’s a fair cop and no mistake’ – How do we deal with dialect/accents in written fiction?

How do we deal with accents / dialects in modern writing?

Dictionary of body language? – lessons from my proof reader

I learnt long ago that you can’t proof read your own work.  Well, you can, but you’ll miss things that to someone else are obvious.  When you read your own work the brain sees what […]