The Write Balance; How to Embrace Percolation, Revision & Going Public – Bonni Goldberg #blogblitz

Just for reassurance, Goldberg makes it clear early on that ‘this book is for anyone who writes.’ As a writer herself and as a teacher of writing, she is best placed to know that many authors suffer with a version of Imposter Syndrome, and this guide speaks to the sense of embarrassment some feel when stating … Continue reading The Write Balance; How to Embrace Percolation, Revision & Going Public – Bonni Goldberg #blogblitz

Q & A – H. A. Leuschel

H. A. Leuschel has got a new novel out. To find out more, I asked her over to the blog for a chat. Morning, Helene! I hope your Sunday has started well! Tell us a bit about Lizzie in The Memories We Bury. Lizzie is a young Scottish woman with a passion for music who, … Continue reading Q & A – H. A. Leuschel

52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner – Mariëlle S. Smith #review #giveaway

I've had a brilliant idea for a novel. I'm not telling you what it is in case you steal my idea and end up winning the Booker. I haven't written it yet because, well … because. Because although I come up with nuanced, clever sentences in my head, the words become wooden and lumpy as … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner – Mariëlle S. Smith #review #giveaway

The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson – Helen Kitson

You wait for one intriguing novel, and a bagful arrive at once. I’ve been really lucky with the books I’ve picked up recently (I am quite choosy), and Helen Kitson’s accomplished The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson is one of my favourites. Gabrielle Price, the author of a critically-acclaimed novel in her youth, is now … Continue reading The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson – Helen Kitson

An Interview with … Jim Alexander

After something of a hiatus, it's lovely to be quizzing an author on writing tips and inspirations again. Today, I'm chatting to Jim Alexander about creative ideas, problems with desert islands, and his somewhat questionable approach to wine gums. His debut novel, GoodCopBadCop, is out now. Hi, Jim. Tell us a little about your writing to … Continue reading An Interview with … Jim Alexander