So, what does a writer do when they have one book nearly finished and another one in second draft needing a lot of work to finish it? Answer: they start another novel of course! I must be mad. I mean, I have spent a lot of time recently on finishing 'The Blade's Fell Blow', the … Continue reading What to Do when Finishing a Novel
One of the themes that I have picked up on recently while doing some research on promotional work is that an author should identify their audience and tailor their writing accordingly. I have to admit that this idea has never really convinced me. It seems to have been borrowed from the commercial market. I suppose … Continue reading What Kind of Author Should I Be?
I wish I had written the lyrics and not just used them for a title to this blog, but they belong to Messrs Jagger and Richards so I will have to be content with enjoying the song if not the sentiment. And the song is of course all about frustration. So is writing. In that … Continue reading I Can’t Get No Satisfaction