Writers Craft


Why All Fiction Writers Should Have A Blog

When I wrote the Sheridan and Blake books, my blog was the linchpin in my content marketing. The great thing about blogging for writers is you do the thing you are going to do anyway… write… and at the same time are marketing your work without even realising it! This […]

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Set your intentions to love writing

Turn Your Inclinations Into Intentions

  I write. I’ve written books. I’ve written hundreds of blogs. I bullet journal. I have a pen in my hand when I read. When I have an idea I process my thoughts by writing about them – writing helps me make sense of the world. But is it easy, […]


We’ve Already Invented A Time Machine

  I’m a sci-fi fan. And a Trekkie. One of the most memorably brilliant books I’ve read in a long time is ‘Time and Time Again’ by Ben Elton. It’s about time travel. Travelling back and righting a wrong in history to change the course of the future. The twist […]

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Soulful writing

A Time For Soulful Writing

  “One day I’ll quit my job and write a book!” Have you ever said that? Or what about… “One day, I’ll go on a retreat and write my book?” We’ve been gifted a unique opportunity. Lives have been put on hold, we’re encouraged to Stay Home  Save Lives. We are […]


The Joy Of Journaling

  Getting creative with a journal – I love stationery. I have loads of notebooks. And coloured pens, and stencils and stickers. When I saw this book I knew I needed it in my life.   So, what is a Bullet Journal? It’s a planner, to-do list and diary that […]

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Breathe New Life into Old Writing

(This is a super short, quick tips post that will take less than 5 minutes to read) I’ve been blogging for a few years now, one of the things I love about it is that gradual build-up of great value I can share. Some of my most popular workshops sprung […]


Birds Must Sing… Why Everything You Write Matters!

We live in the middle of a row of 1930’s terraces in Bristol, UK. The houses are old railway, docker’s and miner’s houses from the mid-century industrialism of Bristol. They were lucky enough to escape being flattened in the Blitz. There’s a patch of waste ground from the alley along […]

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The Real Writing Is In The Edit

“The real writing happens in the edit” I find myself saying that a lot. I say it, because I believe it and I preach it to anyone writing their own blogs and other content. I’m going to use a rather crude analogy here, so brace yourselves…   You’re walking along […]


Why I Wanted to Self Publish (& You Could Too)

I responded to a comment on a fellow writer friend’s Facebook post a while back in which someone said, “You’d have to be desperate to self publish with Amazon“. I couldn’t resist the urge to challenge them on their assumptions about self-publishing…     I’ve published 3 fiction novels and […]

8 reasons why I chose to self publish my books