After several months of wallowing in a dry well of creativity, on the 23rd May I started a draft of my story (the one I’m commissioned to write for the Taiwanese movie director), which I would go on to finish on the 25th June (my birthday).Read More Just Get to the End
My wife had been up, potting her plants, for a good 30 minutes, when she barged into the bedroom.
“We’ve caught one!” she yelled, and then vanished from the room.
She meant a rat.Read More So, having caught the rat…
I have an annoying tendency to edit and reedit as I’m writing my story. I say it’s annoying, but in actual fact I love doing and can’t imagine not doing it.Read More Writing & Fleming
As is my wont, I stuck in my earphones, and scrolled down my Watch Later list on YouTube, to see if anything tickled my fancy. Something did tickle my fancy…Read More Writing, Coffee, Gaiman
This happened yesterday.
I was writing my current book and had no idea what was going to happen next.
I started to think of all the people who have told me that they would like to write a book but don’t know where to start… continueRead More If In Doubt – Write
OK, here goes.
First, I’ll make myself a cup of black tea.
No, green tea.
Where’re those biscuits?Read More A Writer Whilst Writing
There’s something incredibly nerve-racking about starting to write a new project.
I turn into the king of procrastination before the first word is typed.Read More The Fear of Starting
The boy was kneeling in the mud, hands clasped, eyes shut. His lips were murmuring a plea for rain.
His father pulled him up by an ear.
“Mum, do you want to see me turn into a dog?” A short flash-fiction piece.Read More The Morphing Girl (100-Word Flash-Fiction)
I shook off the coating of snow from my shoulders, and blew into my hands.Read More Paws for Thought (400-Word Flash Fiction… for those animals of ours)