I've just written a post over at the Tunbridge Wells Writers blog about locations in fiction:A sense of place - locations in fictionHead over there if you want to share your favourite fictional locations, to discuss whether it's OK for a novelist to change a real place, and to let us know if there are… Continue reading A sense of place – Tunbridge Wells Writers blog
My fellow Tunbridge Wells Writer Jess Chakravorty has a new website - Syllable - in which she is showcasing some of her poetry. I'm no poetry buff but I think she's really rather good, and I recommend you get over there and take a read.
When you start writing fiction one of the most common aphorisms that you're likely to hear is "write what you know". It makes sense, but I get the impression from a lot of what I read that people take it far too literally. Of course if you have expertise or experience in a particular field… Continue reading Write what you know, even when it’s about giant killer moths
Distant MachinesPeter Lewis has very kindly interviewed me for his Why Did You Write That? blog.Why Did You Write That? is a blog that is intended to provide "a glimpse into the life and mind of your next favourite author", and although I might not become your next favourite author the questions certainly provide some… Continue reading Why Did You Write That? Distant Machines interview
Before I get started I'd just like to tell you about how blogging works. Blogging is the gerund of the verb "to blog", which is itself a portmanteau of the phrase "web log", and it describes an activity in which individuals of the species Homo sapiens sapiens record their thoughts online for others to read.… Continue reading The Proactive Anti-Prologue Ante-Room