Eddie Shoestring, I.O.U.

Eddie Shoestring, I.O.U.

The early Eighties, and I was still trying to write a novel to make literary agents swoon.  But was there really a market, then or now, for chick lit about a young girl working in a library (On The Shelf (And How To Get Off)) or an almost-crime novel about a...
Getting published – at last!

Getting published – at last!

“Thanks but no thanks…”¬†Coping with rejection – or not My crime novel, The Shame of Innocence, was pretty much finished at the start of this year, and I approached agents with the usual submission of the first few hundred words and a synopsis....

Criminal activities in Frome

I’ve been so preoccupied with The Shame of Innocence lately, I haven’t spent any time on this blog. I’ve also been busy preparing a workshop on crime writing, as part of Frome Writers’ Collective’s Frome Word literary festival, running...

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,...