How to Edit Your Novel (Part 2)

I told you I was bad at keeping up with these. For those of you who follow me on Twitter (not a plug) - you may have heard I have now finished my first novel, spat on it (not literally) and polished it until the sun could shine on its very pages. You may also…Read more How to Edit Your Novel (Part 2)

The Anti-Climax of Finishing Your First Draft

Last week I finished my novel. I know, right? Cue the champagne, let's start calling agents and– No. Not even close. You see, finishing a first draft isn't the same as finishing a novel. Finishing a first draft means you've taken all the bumf in your head about said book and you've put it down…Read more The Anti-Climax of Finishing Your First Draft

Why All Writers Have Two Personalities

You wouldn't think a Masters in Creative Writing would lead you to the conclusion that you're schizophrenic. Or at least, not immediately. You'd want to work up to that after two years of batting the idea back and forth, at the very least. In fact, it's widely accepted that all writers have a dual personality…Read more Why All Writers Have Two Personalities