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...
Too many carts, or, the benefits of reading aloud

Too many carts, or, the benefits of reading aloud

At the last of this summer’s writing boot camp sessions, Brenda was reading from her new work-in-progress. She’d only just started writing it – a story set in the countryside in the early years of the 20th Century – so as she was reading it...
Nothing you know is ever wasted

Nothing you know is ever wasted

Where are you when you read? Where are you when you write? I don’t mean, Where are you physically – although a Greek island in the sun or a remote bothy in the Scottish Highlands sounds pretty appealing, depending on your temperament. I mean, Where are you...