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03/03/2016

How I accidentally wrote a psychological thriller

How I accidentally wrote a psychological thriller I didn’t set out to write a psychological thriller. In fact, if I’m honest, I didn’t even realise I had written one. I was pitching Beat The Rain as literary fiction, general fiction, relationship […]
04/07/2016
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Things I’ve learnt since getting a publishing contract

Things I’ve learnt since getting a publishing contract Updated: 18/9/19 The move from aspiring author to published author is a strange and sometimes unsettling one. Like poking your head above the clouds you’ve spent years climbing towards, only to realise you […]
08/10/2017
What's in a name

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, it turns out…

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, it turns out… The name Nigel is dying a death… as a baby name, it is on the verge of extinction. This year saw no new Nigels. Not one. As a Nigel myself, […]
05/05/2018

Stop making excuses, you have got time

Stop making excuses, you have got time Ever since I was a boy, I’ve dreamed of being a novelist. I ground my parents down until they bought me an electric typewriter when I was about 11 years old so I […]
02/01/2019

Write for the love of writing… there isn’t another reason

Write for the love of writing… there isn’t another reason I’m such a dick. I barely wrote a word in 2018 and I’ve just looked at my website and realised I also haven’t written a blog article since May 2018 […]
04/04/2019

The Pursuit of Ordinary a finalist in The People’s Book Prize

The Pursuit of Ordinary a finalist in The People’s Book Prize Writing is full of ups and downs, confidence and self-doubt. If you ever want to see a writer embarrassing himself by publishing a blog article while in the ‘low, I’m […]