On Writing And Reading

One Million Words

I did the thing! I’ve spoken about it before, but I’m still buzzing about it, so I got all artsy, didn’t I? Thought I’d make a short film about it all.     It’s all about the trials and tribulations of writing. I guess any writer might relate . . […]


Best Books I Read In 2016

After my new book marathon in 2015, I decided to take the pressure off myself in 2016 and not set myself a goal. I also allowed myself to re-read anything I fancied too, so my new book number is sort of pitiful, but I had a lovely old time going […]


Need a Nanowrimo pep-talk? Here’s a Nanowrimo pep-talk

Nano is occurring! I can’t believe it’s Nanowrimo again! It’s day 11, I’ve just passed 30k, and right on cue, I’m getting creeping doubts. What if I’ve written too many dialogue-heavy scenes? All my crazy cats seem to be doing is talk-talk-talking. What if there’s too much info-dumping? What if […]


THE TRESPASSER – Tana French REVIEW *spoiler free*

Let’s set the scene: I am such a huge fan of Tana French. I love her Dublin Murder Squad series. Like, a lot. Like, you WILL get these books thrown at you at some point if we are IRL friends. So, needless to say, when I got my hands on […]


The importance of recharging

I’ve been off the grid for a while. I’ve been recharging. I think this is so important for creative types, and especially important for people who are walking the long (and often lonely) road to publication.