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On shrubberies, Ugg boots and editing

A couple of days ago I went up to London to meet my editor, Bella Pagan at Tor. Editing is about to commence. Following on from my post about the similarities between plotting a novel and assembling flat-pack furniture, I had considered a follow-up post […]

The Language of Leaving

I had no intention of posting about the referendum. I don’t have any particular insight into the economics of the debate – although I do know enough to shout at the television screen during adverts that make simplistic claims about leaving the EU freeing up […]

Everything I know about plotting I learned from Ikea flatpack furniture…

Everything I know about plotting I learned from Ikea flatpack furniture…

So far, my maternity leave has involved more furniture assembly than I anticipated. Somehow it always seems like a good idea right up to that moment when you realise that none of the three hundred unidentifiable pieces laid out on the floor bear any resemblance […]

Follow the yellow-brick road

I always wanted to be a writer. At school I spent many a happy hour writing angsty teenage poetry. I even made a couple of abortive attempts at a novel. I occasionally break out in a cold sweat over the fact that I don’t have […]

Blog under construction

Or, more accurately, blog temporarily abandoned in a fit of technology-induced rage.  Clearly I am not quite as IT-literate as I always believed…