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Letting go

Letting go

Last week I wrote about ‘completion fear’ and was then asked if I’d ever thought it worthwhile letting go of a manuscript. The person asking…
Fear of finishing

Fear of finishing

Have you ever worried about finishing your manuscript? a student asked me recently. He should have completed his reworking of a first draft in March…
Writing a memoir

Writing a memoir

Writing a memoir, especially when it involves the famous, friends, family or foes, can be tricky. Do you get legal advice before you start? Do…
Writing rewards

Writing rewards

Rewards often come gradually for writers. It took me a decade and five failures before number six got published. But fortunately, for some, this happens…
Creating new worlds

Creating new worlds

A few weeks ago I had a chat with Jenny Crwys-Williams on KayaFM about my creative writing courses. She ran a competition during her programme…