It’s well over twenty years since I started writing. I was in my late twenties and only just waking up to the realisation that writing might be my superpower. My early work was all poetry. I liked verse because the commitment – definitely not my superpower – was very light and it felt a lot […]Read More From bondage to freedom – an ego trip spanning two decades
Some weeks ago, I began a new novel, the details of which I posted here. Then I disappeared. Novelists do that. This is me reappearing and saying, “Tada!” because the first draft is complete. Having shown my agent the six-page outline in August, I felt confident to get on with the writing. I went at […]Read More The End = The Beginning. (Maybe.) 🙂
It’ll be several months before there’s much more I can really tell you about this, however, I thought I ought to let you know you that I am writing a new novel. So, if I seem a little distant or otherwise preoccupied, it’s because I am spending almost every hour of the day living in […]Read More A new book in the pipeline?
When I’m not being a house husband or soon-to-be-bestselling author, I run a small acupuncture practice. It, too, is an enterprise that has yet to make me a fortune, even though I’ve been at it for fifteen years or more. Therefore, to supplement my immense-but-not-quite-fully-realised dreams of wealth, acclaim and power, I teach novel writing. […]Read More Those who can’t teach