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14/08/2020
A young man writes a book at night on a typewriter

Being brutal to be kind: becoming a word slasher

Being brutal to be kind: becoming a word slasher Turns out I haven’t written a blog article since January 2019. I’m sure you’ve been weeping uncontrollably waiting for this update, so weep no more. Some of you may remember I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]