Writing blog

Writing blog2018-08-15T08:59:21+00:00

A blog about writing… including the background to my fiction and non-fiction books, recent challenges and issues, plus info and insights about my work at Mslexia magazine.

Interview with Meena Kandasamy

The exiled author’s explosive second novel When I Hit You – based on her own abusive marriage – was shortlisted for both the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the [...]

The autumn edition of Mslexia is out now

Why did the Literary Editor retrain as a bricklayer? What’s the best way to respond to critical feedback? And what happened when a schoolgirl asked why there were so few [...]

The June edition of Mslexia is out now

Mslexia’s 2018 Women’s Fiction Awards includes a brand new Novella category. But what exactly is a novella? Award-winning exponent Alison Moore explains in the June magazine – and offers some [...]

Interview with Paula Hawkins

Girl on a Train author Paula Hawkins’ follow-up Into the Water stormed into the bestseller charts last year despite bemused critical reception of her multi-voice structure. This interview charts [...]

Stretching the truth

Writing your life story might be therapeutic, but it’s unlikely to result in great literature. If you want to write about your experiences, consider turning them into fiction instead Years [...]

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