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30/03/2017
Crying art reviews

How readers and reviewers rewrite novels

How readers and reviewers rewrite novels It’s been fascinating to see how readers and reviewers bring out elements of a novel you don’t see yourself – facets that, even as the author, you hadn’t fully appreciated or understood. In fact, it got […]
26/01/2017
White wine glass

“I doubt there’s anything real about those, Imogen.” Excerpt, Beat The Rain

“I doubt there’s anything real about those, Imogen.” Excerpt, Beat The Rain Shortly, the guests arrive and Louise is all smiles and nervous pleasure. Imogen is there first, wearing an over-the-top black dinner dress and carrying a bottle of champagne, […]
25/01/2017
writers desk

Over-editing, a writers invisible enemy

Over-editing, a writers invisible enemy? Over-editing, worse, perhaps, than the writer’s other well-fed demon: keeping hold of your ‘darlings’ and not editing enough. On the days when confidence is low, it’s tempting to decide your work isn’t good enough. Perhaps if […]
24/01/2017
Knowledge and ignorance

Lessons from a debut author: things I wish I’d known a year ago

Lessons from a debut author: things I wish I’d known a year ago My debut novel was published 6 months ago now, so I thought it was worth rounding up some of my thoughts about the process, in particular, some […]
20/12/2016
Daily Mirror, Beat The Rain

Do you have seasonal jealousy disorder this Christmas?

Do you have seasonal jealousy disorder this Christmas? I’m very excited to feature heavily in an article in the Daily Mirror today. I’ve had some lovely reviews and articles on some big websites, but this is the first national newspaper to […]
15/11/2016

Female First article: pitfalls to avoid for men writing women

Female First article: pitfalls to avoid for men writing women Very pleased to have a feature today in Female First, a popular online women’s lifestyle magazine. I’m talking about what it becoming a familiar subject now – although not one I […]