5 REASONS FOR GOING ON LOCATION

The start point for my books is often a location. Sometimes just being in a beautiful or interesting place makes me want to write about it. Sometimes the place itself triggers the idea for a book or a character. Either way it’s a good excuse to go back there to...

PLOTTING OR PROSCRASTINATING? – I TRY STORYBOARDING

I’ve been trying to crack a plot problem and it’s been driving me round the bend. I can’t even decide if I want to simplify the story or make it more complex. I’ve been going round and round in circles (correction – in a vortex of doom)...

ABSORBED IN RE-WRITING

I’m afraid I’ve been a less than conscientious blogger lately – and I plead the double excuse of the holidays (I’ve still had 2 parties this week!) combined with re-writing of elements of A Greater World at the request of my agent before she...

MY TOP TIP FOR EDITING

This giant stuck together spreadsheet is hanging on the back of my office door! I was feeling overwhelmed by the size of the task facing me in doing some fairly major rewriting of my novel, A Greater World.  I’d make some changes only to discover I’d...

IT’S BEEN A WHILE…

I can’t believe my last blog entry was in July! – well, I’ve emerged at last from my voluntary purdah. I’ve been putting the time to good use though – running off to the Isles of Scilly to paint and recharge my batteries, embarking on a...

DOWN IN DEVON AND SCRIBBLING AWAY

I’m back here in Sheepwash Devon at the wonderful writers’ retreat run by Deborah Dooley. This is my third visit here and I was very chuffed to find that Anne Tattersall whom I met here last year is back again too – along with two other lovely people...

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