Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Swallows of Summer

Are you heading off on holiday or into a traffic jam or both? Ted Hughes’s wonderful poem ‘Work and Play’ encapsulates the contradictory nature of this time of year – swallows soaring in the sky at work, and people stuck … Continue reading

Posted in Short story, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How tennis balls can help your writing

‘Sometimes I bounce back. Sometimes it’s more of a dull thud.’ That’s what the heroine in a novel I recently submitted says, and if it strikes a chord with you, you’re not alone. As a writer, not so long ago … Continue reading

Posted in Ravings and Musings (after Montaigne), Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

When the romance is dying…

This month I’m guest blogging at Savvy Authors on what to do when your romance is dying…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In defence of January

January is the bad-boy month of the year, the one so many people love to hate.  Not me; like most romantic novelists, I’ve always had a weakness for a rake who’s just waiting for a brave, beautiful and probably poor … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | 1 Comment

Round robin

Dear Derek I can’t believe it’s that time of year again,  and that here I am, once more sending my Christmas greetings. I’m sure you’ll understand when you see this rather impersonal word-processed letter – they’re awful aren’t they? But … Continue reading

Posted in Short story, Uncategorized | Leave a comment