My top 3 reasons to put a book down

Plenty of writers' websites and blogs have a wealth of information about writing craft. This isn't one of them. Although I'm comfortable with my own writing process, I don't have a reason to post about it. However, I'm prompted to reflect on what I look for when reading books. Or, more accurately, what puts me … Continue reading My top 3 reasons to put a book down

Hack and stories

Those of you who know me will be aware I tend to get distracted by trivial issues (meticulous and details-orientated, that's me). True to form, I have an ongoing irritation about buying black binbags: they're not the right size, or they tear, or they're awkward to tie... Of course, the obvious solution is to try … Continue reading Hack and stories

New releases

It's been a busy week for writing. The highlight was the release of the #VSS365 Anthology: Volume One, edited by Mark King and with around 400 contributions by members of the Twitter writing community, including a couple of pieces by myself. Royalties from the charity go to The Book Bus, a children's literacy charity. If … Continue reading New releases

Review: A Trio of Mozart Operas

This evening, we attended a performance by Felici Opera of the three Mozart/Da Ponte operas: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte. The open-air performance was held at St Paul's Walden Bury, which is a Grade II listed house set in Grade I listed gardens. Before the event, there was time to … Continue reading Review: A Trio of Mozart Operas