Death by paper

Word count: TOO MANY I’ve been working non-stop on my novel for the past few months, and while it’s going well word count wise, progress isn’t being made. Let me explain. The writing is solid. Inspiration isn’t a problem and I’ve been disciplined, sitting at my desk from the wee …

A recipe for structure

Chop up your chapters into bite-sized halves or thirds, whatever you prefer. Throw them into a bowl, add a pinch of crushed coarse salt (of the earth preferably), a few dashes of something tart and acidic; you’ll need to break some egos to bind it all together. Toss into the …

Truth, lies and loathing in London

I haven’t been a very forthcoming blogger of late, initially due to a self-imposed and much needed time-out. Recently, it has been more about my reticence to publicly write about my novel demons. I mean, stats aside, does anyone know how many people read this thing? Do I really want …