Writing set-up

With the prospect becoming increasingly likely that many of us will need to self-quarantine for 14 days at some not-so-distant point, let’s talk about having a good writing set-up. Because let’s face it, when you’re actually not allowed to leave the house, it’s going to be a choice between cracking the back of your project(s) or your sanity after Netflix asks one too many times if you’re still watching… So let’s bunker down and work on something that’ll last long after all this is over!

Inside the ship, missing re-entry.

The feeling, he realised, watching the pale blue dot grow smaller by barely noticeable, increasingly fatal increments, was like straining to see family wave goodbye in his wingmirror before turning a corner. Yes. Drifting away from Earth felt very much like that. An almost ordinary feeling and not as terrifying as he imagined.

Poems for sex and death… and the drunk man I once saw

My first four poems for this blog, around the very human themes of sex and death - with a slice of comedy. We should laugh more at the serious things in life, and in my experience, people can get awfully serious about these polar opposites. Enjoy, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Struggling to write a scene

Part one of two. It’s not easy exposing yourself by writing. Being human and open to abundant delightful needs, like to eat, sleep, work and whatnot, it’s nigh impossible to sit down and write an entire novel in one sitting. Hell, even writing a single chapter or a short story is hard! This post explores the myth of writer's block and ways to cope when struggling to write a scene...