Coventry writing workshop weekend announcement

On 1st and 2nd February I’m going to be hosting a writing workshop at the Village Hotel in Coventry Business Park with WriteMentor. Here are the details, all on the website: Cost: £200 for 2 full days or £100 for 1 full day SAT AM: Workshop One: Writing Diversely – explain the core concepts of diversityContinue reading “Coventry writing workshop weekend announcement”

I’m launching a podcast!

Some news! I’m a big fan of writing podcasts, and I’ve been wanting to make one myself for a while. So Lucy Powrie, author of The Paper & Hearts Society and #UKYAchat creator, has teamed up with me to create Dog-Eared Pages, a new literary podcast full of book recommendations and writing advice. Specifically our chat focusesContinue reading “I’m launching a podcast!”

Writing a ‘readable’ novella for Barrington Stoke

When Barrington Stoke approached me about writing an accessible novella for struggling readers, I knew immediately that I wanted to write a science fiction story. The sci-fi genre can be incredibly hard to get into for new readers. Books tend to be 500+ pages long, with lots of dense science facts and made-up terminology that’sContinue reading “Writing a ‘readable’ novella for Barrington Stoke”

Upcoming events, online courses &c

Lots of stuff to tell you today! First up, my Writers HQ Coventry retreat this Saturday still has a few spots left.  I‘m not running the June date and there’s no August retreat. Applications are now open for my @writementor mentoring and editing online course. I’m doing a panel at Waterstones Nottingham next week. I’ll beContinue reading “Upcoming events, online courses &c”

My next book – The Starlight Watchmaker!

Surprise! I have a SECOND BOOK coming out this year! The Starlight Watchmaker is a novella about a lonely android watchmaker at an alien academy, and the pompous Duke who drags him out of his attic workshop. It’s coming out in paperback in July with Barrington Stoke, and it’s designed to be really readable forContinue reading “My next book – The Starlight Watchmaker!”