Friends, I have news. For all of you who haven’t yet seen it through my social media yet, I’m absolutely over the moon. After two years of shaping and revising this book to make it the best it can be, as of two weeks ago, I finally managed a major leap forward. I have aContinue reading “News from the Querying Trenches”
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Of Unpublished Novels, Competitions, and Shortlists…
If you’re finishing a novel but not quite sure you’re ready to share it, may I suggest a competition?
Into the Woods
This week, me and the Boy ventured into Surrey to explore Banstead Woods and their new The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe trail.
How you can use Nanowrimo to build a year-long writing practice
Five days into November, the fireworks are flying, the coffee is flowing, and all over the world, novelists from all walks of life are furiously scribbling away, aiming to reach the goal of writing 50,000 words by the end of the month. Started in 1999 when Chris Baty was told, in no uncertain terms, thatContinue reading “How you can use Nanowrimo to build a year-long writing practice”
Six Things I Learned from Reading like THREE HUNDRED Stories Written by Six-Year-Olds
As a judge for Wimbledon Bookfest, I read three hundred (and forty two) stories written by children between the ages of six and eleven.
This is what I learned.