Monthly Archives: August 2012

Recipe :: Gin & Tonic cake

I’m afraid I haven’t had time this week for writing, so here’s the write-up of a baking adventure I had at the weekend. We’ll return to regularly scheduled programming shortly. I recently joined the Clandestine Cake Club and I’m going to

Recipe :: Gin & Tonic cake

I’m afraid I haven’t had time this week for writing, so here’s the write-up of a baking adventure I had at the weekend. We’ll return to regularly scheduled programming shortly. I recently joined the Clandestine Cake Club and I’m going to

Reader autonomy and second person narrative

I was answering a question yesterday about writing different points of view, ie: first, second or third person. My interviewer Morgen Bailey is a big fan of second person stories, but I’ve always had a problem with them and I

Reader autonomy and second person narrative

I was answering a question yesterday about writing different points of view, ie: first, second or third person. My interviewer Morgen Bailey is a big fan of second person stories, but I’ve always had a problem with them and I

I am a writer

After finishing my degree in 2010 I more or less gave up writing. I wanted to write; every now and then the guilt would take over and I’d try, but I never got very far. Eventually it faded into a

I am a writer

After finishing my degree in 2010 I more or less gave up writing. I wanted to write; every now and then the guilt would take over and I’d try, but I never got very far. Eventually it faded into a

The joy (and terror) of writing sex

This week I started working seriously on the second draft of my novel. I’m aware that the story needs a big overhaul, and I’ve a good idea of where I want to go with it. One thing that I’m still torn

The joy (and terror) of writing sex

This week I started working seriously on the second draft of my novel. I’m aware that the story needs a big overhaul, and I’ve a good idea of where I want to go with it. One thing that I’m still torn

Story :: Blowing Off Steam

I realised I’ve forgotten to repost this story. It was published in the Twisted Tales Anthology for National Flash Fiction Day! Contains rude words. Also I’ve had some micro-stories accepted for the first issue of Commas and Colons! Check it out

Story :: Blowing Off Steam

I realised I’ve forgotten to repost this story. It was published in the Twisted Tales Anthology for National Flash Fiction Day! Contains rude words. Also I’ve had some micro-stories accepted for the first issue of Commas and Colons! Check it out

The Portico Library

The Portico is one of my favourite libraries. It’s tucked away in the heart of Manchester’s city centre – blink and you’ll definitely miss it. It’s one of few surviving independent libraries and the team work really hard to keep

The Portico Library

The Portico is one of my favourite libraries. It’s tucked away in the heart of Manchester’s city centre – blink and you’ll definitely miss it. It’s one of few surviving independent libraries and the team work really hard to keep

It’s a bit dramatic

I’ve been undertaking a CPD course over the summer at my old university. It’s called Scriptwriting in Practice, and it’s being run in conjunction with Northwest Playwrights, and I’m really enjoying it. The ultimate aim of the course is for

It’s a bit dramatic

I’ve been undertaking a CPD course over the summer at my old university. It’s called Scriptwriting in Practice, and it’s being run in conjunction with Northwest Playwrights, and I’m really enjoying it. The ultimate aim of the course is for