Me, Not Writing, in 2018

I write, or at least do something for my writing, every single day. This weekend though I'm taking off. Or trying to take off. One never know when a brilliant idea which needs immediate attention might strike, but my intention is to take a break this long Bank Holiday weekend. So, even though this post…

Me, Taking Stock, in 2018

Looking back on my diary this week – my real one, which I write just before bed and consequently has a variable prose style depending on how tired I am – I realised that it was March the 18th last year when I first published something on KDP. When I actually and properly started my…

Me, Giving a Monthly Update, in 2018

I realised that it was a year ago this week (the 27th February, in fact) that I started writing properly again. That was the first day I sat on the train in the morning and willed myself to write something in that seemingly unpromising surround. The sketch I produced that morning soon became a novel…

How to Write Quickly – intro 2

Jim Kukral of the ‘Sell More Books Show’ (which I listen to, along with ‘The Creative Penn’, as my two writing podcasts [I am aware that other writing podcasts are available]), has a point he regularly repeats about how a person needs to reach the proper level of pain. That only when you’re at the…