The Importance of Reading Fiction

Now, this may sound obvious to some, but I wonder how many new writers out there who do not see the importance of reading. Wanting to write and reading go hand in hand.  I do not feel one can exist without the other. When I was a child I always had my nose in aContinue reading “The Importance of Reading Fiction”

Creative Writing – What Have You Done?

Ah, spring is finally here!  Gone are the long dark nights of the autumn and winter and hello strolling around with less layers on, admiring the ambiance of your surroundings.  Well that is how spring in London makes me feel.  Forget about the potential

How to Start Creative Writing

Now then, so you have decided to take the brave step and start your writing journey! First things first, don’t give up that day job!  Good, that’s out of the way!  Now you are truly ready to scratch that writing itch and maybe make yourself a big name…eventually! But for today where do you start?Continue reading “How to Start Creative Writing”

Are we crazy?

It occurred to me recently that us writer types must be crazy.  Let me explain. Who else would work for nothing, that is, put in long hours writing novels, articles, short stories, poetry with a very strong possibility that it will be rejected outright by agents and publishers? When you have toiled for days orContinue reading “Are we crazy?”

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