Summer Time Reading: A consideration

This summer I'm trying something new - reading (almost) entirely on Kindle. Yes, as a lover of first editions, beautiful hardbacks and the feel of books, I can't quite believe it! Travelling light is part of this decision, as is the newly found ability to highlight and email the highlights to myself! I'm sure this … Continue reading Summer Time Reading: A consideration

Composting, Baking, Walking: Growing Narratives

Natalie Goldberg has written a lot about the concept of composting (in publications such as Wild Mind, and Writing Down The Bones) and creative practice. So it's about letting ideas filter, allowing characters to grow, permitting narratives to form at their own pace. Psychologists (such as Sternberg and Lubart) have analysed the role of creativity in society … Continue reading Composting, Baking, Walking: Growing Narratives

Writers Chat 20: Ethel Rohan on the writing life after her debut novel “The Weight of Him” (St. Martin’s Press (US) and Atlantic Books (UK), 2017)

For my 20th WRITERS CHAT, I'm delighted to welcome back Ethel Rohan.  Since we last chatted in August 2017, Ethel, your debut novel The Weight of Him was an Amazon, Bustle, KOBO, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book, and winner of a Plumeri Fellowship, Silver Nautilus Award, and the Northern California Publishers and Authors’ Award. Congratulations, and thanks for returning to Writer's Chat. … Continue reading Writers Chat 20: Ethel Rohan on the writing life after her debut novel “The Weight of Him” (St. Martin’s Press (US) and Atlantic Books (UK), 2017)