On Writing And Reading

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.

How I Get More Stuff Done.

It’s no secret that most writers have full time jobs. Lots of us have families and other commitments too. So it can all become a juggling act sometimes. I’ve got two jobs. One full time, and one seasonal, which sure is FUN let me tell you. I also try to […]

My awfully common school experience

There are a lot of awesome schools in YA, where the canteen food is nice, and the classrooms aren’t falling to pieces. Where characters can hang out in the bathrooms without catching one or several life-threatening diseases. This was not my school experience.

Book signings, writing panels, Sci-Fi Weekender, Oh my!

What have I been up to recently? Well… I went to the #BeTrueToYourself book signing in L1 Waterstones last week, which was wonderful. The writers were Jandy Nelson, Sara Bernard, and Lisa Williamson, and panelled by Cathy Cassidy.

The Writer’s Cycle – The Good Stuff

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the negative swing of the writer’s cycle. I was being a big old Debbie Downer, so I thought I’d write the counter article: the good stuff!