Round-up & to-do list

I had a much better week last week. I knuckled down, kept track of where I was and how much I'd done, and just got on with things . Here's a reminder of last week's list followed by how I did: write a blog post every day YES! Every day last week I wrote a … Continue reading Round-up & to-do list


52 books in 52 weeks: Blockbuster

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 32. I thought it was going to be another of those make-a-fortune-using-my-tried-and-tested-method books by an author who hasn't actually had (m)any books published, and I admit I resisted buying it for some time. However, I'm glad I … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Blockbuster

The 10% pot

Many writers I know are very sensible about looking after their money. They do their taxes throughout the year, so they're ready to go at tax time, and they save up to 25% of their income to cover the tax bill - and often more, if they have very lucrative deals and contracts. However, there … Continue reading The 10% pot

Writers’ Workshop: Researching and Writing the Perfect Murder

On Saturday I attended a crime writing workshop in Nottingham. The course was called "Researching and Writing the Perfect Murder", and it was being led by Stuart Gibbon and Stephen Booth. This is a workshop the two of them do together several times throughout the year - or it is at the moment. The workshop was … Continue reading Writers’ Workshop: Researching and Writing the Perfect Murder