Writers’ Retreats


 

Having experienced a ‘taught’ retreat as an MA student battling with my debut novel, I have to say that I found it liberating.  


   
There’s nothing like escaping from the daily drag in order to be able to write exclusively.…

Something I found today...



I went through a few desktop documents today, and found a screenshot I took when The Eternity Fund reached number 2 bestseller position in the 4,000 plus SF/F titles available on Audible.co.uk. It may not have been there for long…
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Mslexia's Advice for Aspiring Writers

 


The Spring edition of Mslexia is full of great tips for would-be writers.

The magazine’s philosophy of creative practice echoes my own, so I can’t resist quoting: 

‘[Writing researcher] Robert Boice compared writers who scheduled a daily writing session…

Number One!



It's certainly transitory, and it may only even last a few hours, but I was delighted to check the Audible.co.uk listings this morning and to find The Eternity Fund in the number one spot for contemporary fantasy sales. This is…
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What do you do, on the eve of a virtual book launch?

 


It’s the eve of the launch of my debut novel. I’m delighted that Audible sent me a sound-clip this afternoon. It’s the first chance I’ve had to listen to my words read by a professional actress and narrator. Imogen…

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New Horizons? Sci Fi Fantasy and What Authors Say…

 


Here are a few of my favourite quotes, from people who’ve spent their entire careers in SF and F, and which, no matter how many times I read them (and for vastly different reasons) remain an inspiration…
 
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Why Sci Fi Fantasy?

 


Dressing old problems in a new overcoat is a terrific way of holding a mirror up to society. I love the freedom that SF gives authors to reinvent cultures, to mess with hierarchies and to make social comment.
 
Some…