Dec 31

Happy New Year!

With only a few hours left of 2014, people are starting to list all the negative things about their year, and all the positive things they want to do next year. And here’s me just getting pissed! Some are even complaining that others are only attempting to better themselves when the clock strikes midnight at …

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Dec 24

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was living, not even a mouse. The corpses were hung by the chimney with care, Strung up with nooses made out of their hair. The children were chopped up and placed in their beds, Some missing an arm, some missing their heads. …

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Dec 04

Repent, sinner!

Heed my words or burn in Hell! Thou have been sinning like a bad, bad writer and thou must stop(est?) For details on how to save your soul check out my new seven article series on the Seven Deadly Sins of writing in January’s edition of Writing Magazine (available in shops now).  

Dec 01

They think it’s all over…

…it is now. NaNoWriMo is done and dusted for another year. Right now you’re probably sobbing into your novel for one of two reasons. Either you ‘failed’ (you can’t fail – Failure is not an option) or you’re so damn happy you finished you can’t contain yourself. Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating the end of the …

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Nov 19

You’re a bloody superhero!

There have been a few whispers of ‘giving up’ in the past couple of days. Furtive glances at word counts followed by squeaks of terror and gasps of dread. I’ll never finish! This is pointless, my novel is crap…I’m crap! Wahh! The Good: Let me get one thing straight – you are not crap, you …

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