Category: Writing

IndieBRAG Christmas Blog Hop

I’m honoured to be invited to take part in this year’s IndieBRAG Christmas Blog Hop. Both of my books in the Thomas Berrington series are fortunate enough to have been awarded an IndieBRAG Medallion. My own contribution will appear here on…

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Positively Indie

My kids will tell you my opinion on self-belief. I admit I might have been a little too successful teaching them that lesson—but if you can do something, even better if you can do it well, why hide the fact?…

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A writer’s year (2013)

Earlier today I watched Joanna Penn on Sky News talking about making a change in your career, and she said something profound that really struck me. What she said was: “Think back to what you wanted to be when you…

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Guardian Masterclass Crime Writing Weekend

Earlier this year I attended the Harrogate Crime Festival and took part in a two hours intensive workshop on character and plot development presented by MR Hall and William Ryan. I was so impressed I wanted more – and this…

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Harrogate Crime Writing Festival 2013

I guess I’m just dim. This is the biggest crime writing festival in Europe – possibly, I heard claims, in the world – now in its tenth year ,and I have never heard of it! How come? Better late than…

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Chipping Norton – who’d have thought it!

I’m recently back from a fantastic weekend at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. I know, I know… so if you have no interest in writing you can zone out now, because this is all about writing and writers. I started…

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Keyboards

I’m going to come right out and say it. I’m a keyboard nut. Completely and utterly. I blame my upbringing. I started typing when I was 12. One of my earliest writing memories is of sitting outside in the garden…

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