There are as many kinds of writer out there as there are writers themselves, but for reasons I cannot quite put my finger on I have tried to create a system to categorise them. I do this in the full knowledge that we all lie somewhere on a Venn diagram made of soup and mist,Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Writer”
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Writing: The Lonely Profession?
As I write this it is the 30th of November 2020, and tomorrow is book launch day! Of course, 2020 has been blighted by Covid-19 and so it will be a low-key affair, but it’s worth remembering that, as gripes go, it could be a whole lot worse. Anyway, left alone in my writing cupboardContinue reading “Writing: The Lonely Profession?”
A hill on which to die
There are times when language fails us, and we struggle to find the right words to express an emotion, a movement, or a mood. Some writers, when faced with such a barrier, simply make something up and rely on context or onomatopoeia to give the new word meaning. Lewis Carroll gave us galumphing and chortleContinue reading “A hill on which to die”
(This is an old blog from my previous website. Having relocated the domain to WordPress, I’m trying to get to grips with the new environment prior to the next book launch. I still feel that the content below is relevant though.) So, You Want to Make a Book Trailer. Do books even need them? IContinue reading “Book trailers”
A new beginning.
Starting a new website with a new blog, and hoping it all sticks. It’s never easy setting up a new site unless that’s your thing, and worst of all, even as I type this I’ve no idea if it will work at all. The second book in the ‘Arise the Darkness’ series is just aroundContinue reading “A new beginning.”