Post-machete, post-rewrite of scenes, post-restructuring, I may possibly have kneaded the flabby dough of my master-work into some kind of presentable product. The plot has changed, the tension ramped up, the prose decimated and a sting in the tail (tale?) injected into the ending.
I’ve printed the whole thing out, double-spaced, ready for the tooth-comb. [...]
Perhaps I’ve been a bit slow, but I had a light bulb moment when munching my croissant this morning.
I’ve been playing around with some ideas for a one-sentence ‘hook’ for my novel INCEPTIO and have been researching, scribbling, thinking about it over the past few days. Scanning the Radio Times at breakfast, I read [...]
My reading tastes are pretty wide-ranging. I like a challenge. I like a good story. I’m nosy as well as persistent, so however poor a start, I’ll plough on with most books because I want to know what happens.
I’ll read almost anything: from Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon and Kafka’s The Trial to [...]
My writing friend Talli Roland is a clever girl. She’s come up with a ‘wizard wheeze’ to get her debut novel THE HATING GAME to hit the Kindle bestseller list at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk by spreading the word today. Even a few sales in a short period of time on Amazon helps push the book [...]