Advice for new players…

When I first started this writing lark I was given some great advice that, out of the goodness of my heart, I’m going to share with you today. There are two key elements, which will save you time, money and angst. What is more, I think you’ll find the...

The agent said…

I finally heard from the agent. There was good news and bad news. First the bad news. She said, ‘No.’ I felt the bottom of my stomach drop down to somewhere south of my knees. I had a little argument with her email (but! but! but!). I sulked. I shed a few...

When oceans roar.

I was going to begin a series on “How to improve your writing”. (Subtitle: things that bug the heck out of me when I’m editing/reviewing.) But then I watched the news last night. I saw that tsunami racing across the Japanese landscape, full of mud,...

Death by supermarket

Borders bookstore chain is wobbling on the brink of oblivion and considering the forces against it, I don’t think it’ll be long before it plummets over the edge. Voices lift above the muttering of the crowd: ‘They charged too much. Why pay $25.95 for...