L is for Lesbians

Number 12 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. Sex is like a frying pan. Well, it can sizzle, yes, but that’s not… Continue reading

K is for Kafka and Kate

Yesterday, in J is for James and Julian, I revealed the names of two of my favourite authors, and today you get a third: Kate Atkinson. I won’t say much about her, though,… Continue reading

J is for James and Julian

Number 10 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. Actually, I’m not going to talk about Julian. The only reason he’s there is… Continue reading

I is for Immediate

Number 9 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. Tidy the desk? Make a cup of coffee? Check my emails? How many of… Continue reading

H is for Hello

Number 8 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. No affliction today, but flash fiction. A couple in fact, transposed from my previous… Continue reading

G is for Ghost Writer

  Number 7 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. I was recently contacted by one of my readers, Algernon Worth, who not… Continue reading

F is for Flash Fiction

Number 6 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. As I’ve already mentioned, my first novel, French Sally, was long. 301,587 words, to… Continue reading

E is for Experiencing

Number 5 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. Writers are readers too, and like all readers, they like to get as full… Continue reading

D is for Dialogue

Number 4 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. ‘How’s the novel coming on?’ enquired Miranda timidly, staring at her shoes. Whenever she… Continue reading

C is for Crazy

Number 3 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. My first attempt at writing a novel was back in the eighties. No, I… Continue reading

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