Making progress – at last

I haven’t worked on this blog for ages.  Long story short – the domain name expired and it took quite a little while to prove that although I wasn’t the original registrant, I was indeed married to him.  There was an almost-amusing chat with some...

A first time for everything

“I’m a writer, that’s what I do. I write.  I DON’T give talks, I DON’T go on the radio, I DON’T do interviews!” Think again. If you’re a self-published author,  you can’t give up on your book the minute it’s...

Writer’s block

“There’s no such thing as writer’s block!” Is that what you’ve been told? Every aspiring writer runs into Writer’s Block at some point, because they’ve run out of ideas or steam or confidence – or all three. Even the...

Mighty oaks, yeah?

Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow – as the saying goes. There’s a lot of truth in that old proverb. I used to write on my own, no interference, no feedback, no ‘critical friend’ to take me aside and give me a few tips. In hope and expectation,...

Blogging for beginners

I started this blog without really knowing what I was doing. Imagine my delight, then, when I saw that Strode College in Street – not far from where I live – was running a 2-day course on WordPress as part of their summer school programme. What an...