The Twelve Days of Writing

My year of writing, set to the popular song, and what I learned from it. On the first day of writing, my true love gave to me (No he didn’t! I did it all myself. Although he was my first reader and could thus have stamped on the whole darn dream. Instead he said, it’s…

For my next trick….another book!

“Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block, and doctors don’t get doctor’s block; why should writers be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects sympathy for it?” Oscar Wilde said there was no such thing as writer’s block. Frederick Forsyth, who sounds a bit scary, says it’s ‘whimpery’….

Not a damn tedious waste of an evening

Some exciting things that happened at the Dylan Thomas/Sony Reader Awards in Swansea: Andrew Davies bought me a gin and tonic and said how much he liked my book. I then quoted P & P at him – Damn tedious waste of an evening! Etc. And my mum took pictures. Cerys Matthews did a lovely…