Last week I watched the fascinating documentary Everything Is Copy, about the life of Nora Ephron. I’ve been trying to track it down since I first heard about it around the time she died and I finally managed to get it downloaded on a friend’s satellite box. In many ways it told me little that… Continue reading Why I Adore Nora
Sorry about the hiatus. I would like to blame the fact that I was so busy writing my new novel I didn’t have time to do anything. In reality I did complete the word count of my latest NatNoWriMo but the novel isn’t finished and I haven’t typed a single word since the start of… Continue reading Starting Up, Once Again
This November I am trying to write a novel in a month. It’s something that I have done for the last four years. Each November I have completed the NatNoWriMo Challenge – writing a rough draft of at least 50,000 words, and yet it has never translated into an actual novel that I have been… Continue reading Novel Writing
So, as I mentioned in the post, last night I was sitting on my bed writing my weekly blog entry and as I went to actually make it live I noticed that I was about to pass a real blogging milestone. As you may already know, I have been trying to get more serious about… Continue reading 50 Blogs!
In days gone by writing something was really hard graft. You had to sharpen a quill, fill your pen with ink or bash at the keys of your typewriter. You had to hunch over flimsy sheets of paper and there were only limited opportunities for corrections. You had to fully round out your thought before… Continue reading Writing – a surprisingly hard craft
Is it truly possible that I can call myself a writer? When are you the thing that you aspire to be if there is no actual job vacancy? Is it the mere act of writing that makes you a writer or does it only count when you are published in some way; is money the… Continue reading Writer?