What writers want: a sense of style

No…I’m not talking about a signature writing style – although I’d like to be as instantly recognisable as a certain children’s author who peppered all her books with “jolly” and “beastly” and “oh, I say!” – but a timelessly elegant writing tool rendered obsolete by modern technology: the typewriter.  Or perhaps the typewriter is not so obsolete after all?  In … Continue reading

What writers want: a mentor

I am incredibly excited to have won, after a fierce bidding battle, six months of mentoring with the lovely YA writer Susie Day, in the Authors for Japan auction.  On the way to meet a friend last night, I literally jumped off a tube train half-way there before I lost the signal on my iphone, so that I … Continue reading

What writers want: opportunities

Most people simply endure their lives.  They’re not happy with their jobs – and since on average they spend 5 of their 7 weekly days there, that’s a lot of unhappiness swilling around our world!  On the weekend, I joined the School of Life’s Sunday parishioners to hear creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson share  his observations on passion, talent and … Continue reading