Plotting and sub-plots

With each novel I write, I improve on the mistakes I made in the last one. The last novel was a psychological thriller and had a cast of seven characters. As I adore… Continue reading

The flash of the speed camera

I’ d put the ms of ‘Attic of the Mind’ away after 3 edits and putting a tentative feeler out to an agent – still waiting to hear, in case you wondered. However,… Continue reading

Thriller versus Mystery

I was following a fabulous feed via @joannaharness on Twitter form a writer’s conference, when a speaker (apologies the name evades me) said: ‘A thriller is a bad thing is about to happen… Continue reading

Patience is the proverbial virtue

I wasn’t going to write about this, as I’ve read somewhere on blog planet that one should never write about rejections – but WAIT I haven’t been rejected – an agent responded to… Continue reading

When to let the baby go?

Over the past few days, I’ve spent 8 hours each day polishing my ms. Snipping, cutting, amending, until I feel just about satisfied. This has been my baby since January and I feel… Continue reading

Striving for perfection

Perfection is mentioned in writing magazines, on the blog and on numerous websites – all assaulting my brain with how to write the perfect opening lines, ending, synopsis and covering letter – to… Continue reading