On Writing

Got ten minutes to spare? Me neither.

If I had a dollar for every time someone said, 'you just need to spend ten minutes each day on [stretching, reading, doing a budget, cleaning, personal hygiene]' I'd be pretty wealthy. And if I actually spent ten minutes each day on all those things, I wouldn't get...

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Solving a Mother’s Day dilemma

I reckon The World According to Kids is the perfect present for dads to buy on behalf of their children this Mother's Day. It's all about the great things kids say, and it will make mum smile - what more could you ask for? So I'm offering to sign and inscribe copies...

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Writing with soul

Today I’m turning over a new blogging leaf. I feel like I’ve got fingers in a bunch of pies (chocolate cream by choice), and I want to write about the many and wonderful things that I’m writing, publishing and thinking (if only). Top of the list is the new book I’m...

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Short is damned sweet

I've got conciseness on my mind at the moment ... I've just re-read Stephen King's wonderful book On Writing. Say what you will about King as a writer: he's unashamedly genre, and horror is his thing. Whether that's your thing or whether it fills you with horror of a...

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