August 2017

Writing is not always solitary

Anyone who knows me is well aware that I lurve events to do with books, authors, writing. Usually these also involve visits to illustrious places. Last year I drove all the way to Wigtown (which, believe me, is a LONG way from most places) just to catch the last day of their annual book festival, and to soak up the beauty of Scotland’s premier book town. This May I spent a long weekend in Ullapool, sitting inside their village hall – despite the glorious weather outside – experiencing back to back writers talking about their books and the craft, although…

What to work on next

While Rich Girl, Poor Girl is out on submission, it is time to turn my attention to other works. I’m working on three other novels for young adults: I have a first draft of Albatross, while Tombstone has been through two or three re-writes, and Not Dead is in the planning stages. Albatross began life during Nanowrimo 2012. http://www.nanowrimo.org  (Nanowrimo: novel writing in a month. It’s a great way of getting going with a new project. If you’ve not participated before, do give it a go this year!)  I’d toyed with the idea of writing a book exploring gender identity for some time, and it seemed to…

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