In a previous blog post, I likened certain aspects of creative writing to a train journey. It’s a fun metaphor – one I’m fully prepared
According to Kübler-Ross, the five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Most writers will recognise these as matching precisely the five
They say that slow and steady wins the race. I’ll buy that, since it describes exactly the progress I’ve been making on Black Dog. I
I’m writing a novel set in Los Angeles in 1933. I’ve never been to Los Angeles. Nor have I ever been to the year 1933.
Earlier this year, film-maker Andrew Stanton gave an inspirational lecture on storytelling as part of the Ted Talks programme. One quote in particular stuck with
Writing fiction is like driving a herd of cattle across the American West. It’s fascinating and filthy, it drips with sweat and beauty and it