I used to co-own a publishing business, where we created local history/interest titles, but also had some massive print runs … Continue reading Getting published
The only things I knew (prior to reading this book) about Lawrence of Arabia were that he was a soldier … Continue reading Review: T. E. Lawrence Tormented Hero
Teaching is terrific, but learning is better. I’m totally thrilled that my super students have taught me so many things, for … Continue reading What I’ve learned from my wonderful writing students …
Poetry expresses a huge depth of meaning in very concise language. It has always intrigued me that the horror of … Continue reading The War Poets
Everyone raves about the cover of this book; it is indeed eye catching. However, judging a book by its cover … Continue reading Review – The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
There are books – and then there are good books. This debut novel is outstanding. For anyone who remembers the … Continue reading Review – The Litten Path
Sure, we all make occasional errors, usually typos, when tapping away on phones or tablets using ‘auto-correct’. However, if you … Continue reading Improve your English
I used to write magazine articles as a freelance feature writer. 1000-1500 words with pictures, and interviews with experts and … Continue reading Are magazine articles SE-centric?
By Amanda James, A Cornish Retribution was an introductory free Kindle Unlimited title I could reach the end of. So many I … Continue reading The Cornish Retribution – review
Fiction is fun but there is something about real life that is better, stranger, compulsive, compelling. I know when I … Continue reading Considering Charlotte
Science seems to accept that everyone has an element of creativity. However, there seem to be links between the … Continue reading Is everyone creative?
Most of us know very little but the commonly held belief is that we should write what we know. Personally, … Continue reading Should we write what we know?
Once upon a time, I read my horoscope: Others are in awe of how much you manage to do. She … Continue reading Hello sleepyhead!
How long is a piece of string? This was a reply to a simple question of social services in Birmingham: … Continue reading The social care system is in collapse
Except perhaps the triviality of the word ‘ hobby’! I’m rather behind on my Mslexia reading, so I’m catching up … Continue reading There’s nothing wrong with writing as a hobby!