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Turkey? Presents? Mulled Wine? Still missing something?

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It’s that time of the year where we worry about if we have enough presents, food, money, snow and wrapping paper. Standing around in supermarkets gazing aimlessly at the enormous array of food and drink especially produced for Christmas, we develop an extra layer of worry about filling those gaps in our needs. Then finally, […]

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Nanotastic!

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This week has been mostly about National Novel Writing Week. I started last Sunday on my quest to reach 50k words in 30 days. I’m pleased to say it is going well. The only problem, or blessing, is that my motivation has changed. I started last week with an agent reviewing my last novel, Life: […]

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Cheryl Cole and some poetry

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Despite a horrendous and shocking week in politics, I live in Oldham by the way, that made me fume, I’m not going to blog about it. This is mainly because I’m too annoyed. Instead I’m dedicating this blog to the two Daily Mail readers sitting opposite me on a train journey from London to Manchester […]

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I’d like to thank…….

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In the wake of my news about my identity book (which hasn’t really sunk in yet!)(and did I mention it will be published worldwide?) I had a review of who made it possible. This week sees the five year anniversary of my meeting my partner. About three or four months previous to meeting him I […]

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Writing non-fiction

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After yesterday’s momentous decision, I have decided to comment on non-fiction writing for a change. There are lots of writing books on the market and some of them try to lump fiction proposals and non-fiction proposals together. They are different in several ways: Fiction really needs to be finished before you submit a proposal and […]