I had an opinion once, me.

I must apologise now, because I’m about to regurgitate words all over your screen. I have a lot of thoughts at the moment. They’re popping up faster than chickenpox. I have opinions oozing out of every pore, and thanks to the wonder of the Interweb, no one can stop me grabbing up handfuls and smearing…

How to Get Published 2: Read

By this I mean two pieces of advice.  First, read as much as possible of what you’d like to write. This is the easiest writing tip you’ll ever get, because A) in theory, as a writer you enjoy books, and would rather read than do almost anything else; and B) All you have to do…

Irrational Worries of the Writer

    It’s not a profession that lends itself well to mental health, writing. Look at poor old Sylvia Plath – she was only 30 when she lost her struggle against depression, and during a freezing British winter, put her head in the oven. 30! (What have I been doing with my life?). Hemmingway, drinking…