New Year Writing Resolutions

With New Year’s Eve just a day away, I thought I’d have a think about my writing resolutions for 2013. 2012 was a crazy year for writing – it way surpassed any writing dreams or goals I had for it. If I’m honest with you, I’ve only ever had one dream in [...]

Hot Key Books Writer’s Workshop

Hi everyone! Today I just wanted to shoot out a quick post for any unagented, unpublished UK writer’s out there. My publisher Hot Key are holding their very first Weekend Writer’s Workshop on February 23rd and 24th 2013, and applications are now open! Here’s what they say they’ll do for you …

“The right mentoring [...]

Meeting my Publishers for the First Time

The fact that I can write the title of this blog post alone is enough to make me turn into a gibbering, nonsensical mess. Unfortunately, I was also a mess on the day I went into my publisher’s office for the first time. I had got stuck on the tube, making me both late and [...]

My Next Big Thing

There’s a blog chain going around at the moment where writers discuss their ‘next big thing’ – the book they’re currently working on or is set to come out next. I was honoured to be tagged for this by Philip Reeve in his NBT post, who is one of my favourite authors, and just such [...]