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.

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 [...]

Mslexia: are we cured yet?

With three current female poet laureates, and women winning the Costa, Forward and Carnegie prizes, what have we got to complain about? Debbie Taylor argues that one Mantel doesn’t make [...]

Three cures for mslexia

Dyslexia is a difficulty, more prevalent in men, with reading and spelling. Mslexia is a difficulty, more prevalent in women, with getting published. Debbie Taylor identifies the main causes of [...]

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