Being an independent author can be tough, in that those books brought out by larger publishers have sales, marketing, rights and publicity departments…Read More
The five or so people who’ve been following my writing career for at least ten years (hi Simon, Kate, Jean, Ryan and Les!) know that literary journal Kill Your Darlings published my non-fiction at an early stageRead More
So I worked a little job as a barman. In Scotland. In winter.
The good news is that they played the current music of the time, and you’d be surprised how much ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ grows on you after the 58th listen, and how, if you block your ears, Lou Bega's ‘Mambo No. 5' is pretty much ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' but with more trumpet…Read More
Writing is hard when the dishes need doing. It's tough when there's a TV or tablet oh so close, and you won't watch for too long, just an episode, and then it's 10pm, you have to work tomorrow, and you didn't write a single thing.
Thankfully, the good folk at KSP here in Perth, Western Australia, have invited me back to run their Spring Story Retreat…Read More
For those who don’t know, I’ve worked in online content and social media since 2009.
I’ve done this successfully for individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organisations. When doing this for myself, I’ve been equally successful, although less so when it comes to Twitter…Read More