Update On The Cauldron Trilogy

It's been a quite while since I posted anything specifically about my Work in Progress, "The Cauldron Trilogy". I'm happy to say I've finished the first draft or the first book, and something I've called the "pre-edit". I'm now working on the first proper edit and taking a more meticulous approach than I've done for... Continue Reading →

6 Things You DON’T Need To Be A Writer

Writing should be simple - pen, paper, write (or screen, keyboard, write). But like pretty much everything in life, we humans have tried to make it complicated. We've put up barriers that prospective writers have to vault over in order to be considered "proper" writers. And whilst I think there are some things you do... Continue Reading →

A Final Editing Checklist

Editing your writing is a long process. There's no magic wand for it, nor a whistle that blows when your done. But before you send it off, hit print, or self-publish, it's good to do one last sweep to make sure the basics don't let you down. Here's a checklist to help. Spelling Your built-in... Continue Reading →

6 Things Writers Should Not Do

There's plenty of writing advice out there. But getting tips about the kind of things writers should do to be well, good writers is only one side of the coin. Understanding what to avoid is also important. Mistakes are part of how we learn of course, so you couldn't (and shouldn't) try to stop making... Continue Reading →

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