Plotting versus pantsing…a new approach for Book 2.

Are you a plotter or a pantser? This was the question that I, quite understandably, replied ‘WTF?’ to, back in 2006 when I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for the first time. For the uninitiated, that basically means do you write a novel outline first, and then adapt it as you actually write […]

Jonathan Carter – reforming cad, wheeler dealer, hopeless flirt and ‘spare’.

While submitting Far From the Tree to agents, I am currently trying to take my mind off the process by continuing to write the next book in the series, Sweeter than Cider. This has led me up some interesting alleyways, down some intriguing garden paths and introduced me to a whole new set of possibilities for giving the […]

A post in praise of fanfiction.

One of the most exciting things about creating the Little Somerby universe has been the endless possibilities that have occurred to me since its inception. From the day that Matthew Carter walked into my head (January 15th, 2014, to be precise), I’ve been wallowing in the creation of characters, places, relationships and events that are […]

I think I’ve been left-handed again…and written this book series backwards!

Being a south paw has always had its own peculiar challenges; pens in banks that are on the wrong side, bumping wrists with fellow students in the classroom, now that I’m a teacher no student being able to read my handwriting, ticking ‘backwards’, turning the page at a right angle, having the bowler shout ‘left […]

Writing Process Blog Hop

A great idea whereby you get an insight into how and what makes writers write. I jumped on the bandwagon after the lovely Jessica Bloczynski  did  a post on her blog, which you can find here: http://maniacmarmoset.wordpress.com/ Anyone who’d like to be tagged to do this, please let me know 🙂 What am I working on? Currently, I’m […]