Not necessarily NaNoWriMo

The challenge of writing a novel in a month is inspiring, strenuous and – for most of us – daunting. Yet thousands of writers register to take part in NaNoWriMo every year, many forming smaller networks to keep each other on track when the effort of...

It’s been quite a week!

I entered the Wells Literary Festival Short Story competition without a thought of getting shortlisted, let alone winning it! I’d read entries from previous years and concluded that ‘Anything goes!’ So I had a go, with a story that derived from a few...
And now the waiting starts…

And now the waiting starts…

Manuscript of The Price of Silence submitted to Silver Crow Books. Check. Suggested changes made. Check. Manuscript submitted to SilverWood Books. Check. Manuscript proofread and returned. Check. Cover image ideas discussed. Check. Now all I can do is wait for the...

Letting go of Lincoln

Nearly thirty years ago, I embarked on the novel that would – well, not change my life, exactly, but take it in a new direction. Until then, I’d written several novels of indeterminate genre, although a certain criminal element had been creeping into the...

Taking time out – but now it’s back to work again!

Harvey takes time out Last year was a busy one: several talks with other Silver Crow authors, creative writing workshops with my fellow Stellar Scribes, Sonja Price and Jan Ellis, and appearances at a couple of literary festivals. Talks in bookshops, church halls,...

Back to the future – at last!

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? I thought rewriting the first Jeff Lincoln book would take a year, maybe, but it took quite a bit longer than I expected. Still, I’m glad I did it. It was written so long ago, none of the characters even had a mobile...