Inside My Stupid Brain

I had one of those stupid thoughts the other day, the kind that wraps my writer brain in knots.

Naming Conundrums

It's a bit of a rule that writers shouldn't give two characters similar names.

The Singing Doctor

Childhood dictates many of our Christmas traditions and the way we feel about the festivities.

Getting into NaNoWriMo 2021

It's NaNoWriMo time again! The basic premise of NaNo is that you write 50,000 words in 30 days during the month of November.

Becoming an Organised Writer

More than 12 months down the line, I've taken definite steps to improve my writing routines and habits.

How Rubbish Was January?

No kidding, it's difficult to write and edit when the world looks the way it does right now.

Why Happily Ever Afters Matter

I wouldn't categorise myself as a traditional lesbian romance author. My characters are too contrary for that.

Don't #ReclaimHerName

You might've heard of the #ReclaimHerName project undertaken by the Women's Prize for Fiction.

Writing in Cafes

The things many of us take for granted (reliable internet access and as many research books as we need) are luxuries for some writers.

Learning from Recovering MPs

As you might guess from my forays into Westminster politics with Valerie and Amy, our legislators fascinate me.

Vera Stanhope - An Idol of Mine

Before the pandemic, me and my wife had scrapped our Netflix subscription in favour of a BritBox one, and it's definitely come in useful.