That book idea of yours? Where does it start? At the beginning? And… Then what? This, Ladies and Gentle-squires, is where most novel ideas begin andend. A charismatic protagonist, compelling premise, and possibly evena shapely opening sentence, do not a novel make. But they’re most definitely the makings of a novel. The secret ingredient you’re … Continue reading A Novel Recipe
My first book, Awful by Comparison, was a bit of an experiment to see if a) I could write Comedy, and b) catch the attention of a Literary Agent. More than that, it was a story I couldn’t leave unfinished, and I hoped real-life readers may feel the same way. So, to justify the time … Continue reading Why I Wrote…Awful by Comparison
Tyrion Lannister. Game of Thrones.
2002: Step-girlfriending in full sh-wing!Girlfriend, Interrupted, was inspired after becoming part of a stepfamily at twenty-five. I'd been single for three years. Graduated from University the year before, and hadn't spent much time with children since my childhood... Overnight, weekends and holidays became strictly PG. I abandoned high heels and hangovers, in favour of cooking … Continue reading Why I Wrote…Girlfriend, Interrupted
2000: Just a fun-loving Feminist. For the first time I can remember, it’s cool to be a Feminist. In fact, it’s a basic sign of evolution akin to the Opposable Thumb, and severely crushing on New York Times Political Correspondent, and frontline Feminist, Ronan Farrow. During my 20’s, reading Girl Curriculum literature by the likes … Continue reading The F Word
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com I’m so glad you’re here. I’m supposed to be writing a book, but the details have grown a bit fuzzy, and you’re so much more fun to spend time with. So, while I pretend I’m working, instead, I’ll write this little nonsense to you. Quick recap. I’m about halfway … Continue reading UPDATE: Poetry-in-Motion. Novel-in-Progress…
I’ve just bought my first pair of trainers. I’m wearing workout leggings, and I’m not even on a health-kick. I’ve never stepped foot inside a gym, apart from feigning interest on hotel arrival, and have no intention of joining one. I bought them to wear, just to wear, because I like feeling fully equipped to … Continue reading Victory V & The Active Wear Feminist
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom on Pexels.com I wouldn’t have dared tell myself I was going to write Comedy until I wrote it. Working on my first novel, as I became more comfortable in the story-telling, humour became an inherent part of the mix. Initially, I didn’t think about trying to make readers smile. I saw it as a way … Continue reading The Funny Thing is… Writing Comedy