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When just write is not enough

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Last year I met three different people at conventions who had written somewhere between 10 – 30,000 words of their first novel and stalled. Each of them enthused at me about the idea, each of them asked me how to write more. At the Sci-Fi Weekender in March a man directed a question to the […]

Editing Madness

Monday, July 30th, 2012

I’ve been editing the second book of the Split Worlds series for the last month and to be honest, I feel a little ragged. I always get horribly miserable when editing and thought it might be a good idea to write it all out instead of letting it fester. I want to salvage something other […]

The Hokey Cokey of Book Writing

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

As you may or may not know, I’m currently writing a five book urban fantasy series on a very tight schedule, and at the same time releasing a short story every week up until the launch of the first book on November 1st. That’s 54 in total, the 23rd story was released yesterday. It’s clear […]

And then the demon caught up

Monday, February 27th, 2012

It’s been one of the most exciting fortnights of my writing life. So exciting in fact, that I haven’t blogged about it – I was too busy being in it. In short, the hardback of 20 Years Later has started popping up in Waterstones bookshops around the country and it suddenly all feels very real, […]

Developing a writing instinct

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Now don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you how to do this, because if you’ve ever read any of my other Writer’s Rutter posts, you know I really don’t believe there is a single (or “right” – perish the thought!) way to do this writing thing. We’re all different, we wrestle this beast in […]