Two lovely author friends - Kyra Lennon and Clare Dugmore - are editing an anthology, Where Words Fail, Music Speaks, in aid of research into cluster headaches, a debilitating condition suffered by more people than you'd think. Kyra knows at least a couple of people who suffer which inspired her to create the anthology. And one … Continue reading Where Words Fail, Music Speaks
My last post, My rules for writing, was quite popular, so I got cocky and started thinking maybe I could actually help writers. Here are a few tips about how to submit your work, because this seems to cause either agony or resentment, as your darlings are repeatedly rejected. These tips will work just as well … Continue reading My tips for submitting
A couple of days ago, I stumbled upon Zadie Smith's Rules for Writers, and, coupled with a conversation I had on Twitter last night, I thought I'd give my own list a go. For those of you still new to me, here are my credentials: I've been seriously writing for publication since I was about … Continue reading My rules for writers
I've been sitting on this post, this idea, for a long time. I wasn't sure if I'd ever post it, but the concept isn't going away. One of my concerns is that I'm going to delve into politics... But this isn't a political post, it's a grammatical one, a linguistic one. I hate the term Fake … Continue reading Fake News or Chocolate Hob Nobs?