Welcome To My World!

This is where I keep all my fiction (novels, storytelling podcast, short and flash-fiction). Feel free to dig around.

If you fancy a chat, join the very occasional mailing list, get in touch directly or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime, put your feet up and enjoy the latest collections: So You’re Dead… Now What? and I Didn’t Do It!

Storytelling Podcast

Almost there… In a few weeks (give or take) I’ll be launching the 100% Waffle Free Storytelling Podcast. Put the kettle on. I’ll be with you in a bit…

Blog: Journey Notes for Writers

The blog is where you’ll find random fiction with notes from my own writer’s journey. I’ve been working on cracking fiction since 2003 (I KNOW! Some people take longer than others), so by now I keep things pretty practical and real. There might be something here that can help you along the road. I don’t often send emails out, but you’re welcome to join the mailing list if you fancy. Ways to search the blog:

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Happy New Year, all!!! In preparation for whatever challenges you set yourself for 2019... ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

It’s been a mad, crazy, glorious, insane, unpredictable, odd, interesting, creative, sometimes frustrating but ultimately productive year. The words from Douglas Adams below pretty much sums it up. We always end up where we’re supposed to be. What we do next is what counts. Happy Thursday!! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

I started reading "The Art Of Getting Things Done" by David Allen today. In it, he quotes rower Craig Lambert (Mind Over Water). It struck a chord. Here it is...

"Rowers have a word for this frictionless state: swing... Recall the pure joy of riding on a backyard swing: an easy cycle of motion, momentum coming from the swing itself. The swing carries us; we do not force it... We are not so much swinging as being swung. The boat swings you. The shell wants to move fast: speed sings in its lines and nature. Our job is simply to work with the shell. To stop holding it back with our thrashing struggles to go faster. Trying too hard sabotages speed. Trying becomes striving and striving undoes itself. Social climbers strive to be aristocrats but their efforts prove them no such thing. Aristocrats do not strive; they have already arrived. Swing is a state of arrival."

As with rowing, in writing there is a price to pay for trying too hard. Just a thought I thought I'd share on this rainy Tuesday 🙂
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4 weeks ago  ·  

Was thinking about how the quality of writing is a reflection of the quality of life. This kind of sums it up... Happy Monday, folks!!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

Okay... here’s the thing: I’m getting around two emails a day from Facebook telling me I haven’t said hello in a while. I’ve been busy! What can I say?! So.... HELLO!!! 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·