Approaching writing on the basis of accumulated experience rather than a set of rules such as grammar is natural for some people but can cause problems when confronted with an education system based on rules.
I have just completed the draft of Bursting with Life!taking the overall word total of my sixteen written novels (see the complete list) to more than two million. Who would have thought I’d write so much when I began my first novel, The Reaches, fourteen years ago in 2007.… Read more
I have just finished the first draft of my latest novel, The Cloud Catcher. From my perspective as a writer, it’s been a very strange journey. Begun in tandem with another novel,Bursting with Life!– writing two books in parallel was something I’d never done before – The Cloud Catcher won the battle for my attention, leaving me to complete the other, half-finished novel later this year.… Read more
As a novel writer, people’s names are important. A character called Imogen is hardly likely to react the same way as one called Lucie. Just say the two names out loud. The different sounds immediately conjure up contrasting traits.… Read more