10 Don’ts & 1 Do

Six months after turning to freelance writing full-time, I've learned some lessons. Mostly about what not to do. Here are ten Don'ts and one Do. Don't blog about writing (hem) when you should be writing. You're not fooling anyone - you're playing for time. Don't get two-thirds of the way through the first draft of … Continue reading 10 Don’ts & 1 Do

Why Unbound is the right choice for The Wrong Story

Two years ago I started writing my first novel The Wrong Story. Now, bar the final edits, it's complete. To some extent I thought the journey was over: I'm a writer, I have written. Veni, vidi, vici. But of course, the journey has only just begun. There is the little matter of publication and distribution. … Continue reading Why Unbound is the right choice for The Wrong Story

Working the pile: a submission reader’s experience of a literary agency

For most of us writing is about trying to keep the dream alive. An hour every morning, two hours every night, weekends lost to pounding the keyboard. Sometimes we wonder if there is anybody else out there. But there is. There’s an entire industry: writers writing; editors editing; publishers publishing; booksellers book-selling, readers reading; literary … Continue reading Working the pile: a submission reader’s experience of a literary agency