Slide Show

Last night I had a wonderful evening at the Opera House, watching Henry Rollins speaking. Henry Rollins got his big break in the 80s as the singer of punk band …

Writing Groups

For many years I wrote alone, and both my word count and the quality of the words I produced left something to be desired. One bold day I decided to …

Whoops!

Apparently I missed posting last week. I guess that’s what happenswhen you move house and start your second draft at the same time! The move is still underway, but I …

When to Break the Rules

  Something I feel particularly strongly about in writing:  If you are a writer you must learn the rules of working with words, just like if you are an artist …

The Novel in Miniature

With my first draft safely tucked away (and not allowed to be touched until 1 May!) I have returned to short stories, fixing up a few old projects and starting …

Cutting the Noise

Every so often I need a shot of writing advice and encouragement just to keep me going.  Most of the time it’s not that I honestly need tips and advice, …

Lessons

Tomorrow is the last writing class in a series of classes I have been taking for well over a year.  I’m relieved, but I also know that there will be …