1984: 1999 vs 2021
How has my perception of 1984 changed in the 22 years since I last read it?
Question: Do all the events and scenes in my story need a reason to be in the book?
My TBR List
May I present ... my #TBR bookshelf.
Best books of 2021
The best novels I read were books I’ve read previously!
SYP Mentorship: Meeting 2
What happens when I travel into the City to meet Juliet at her office at Mushens Entertainment?
The Time Audit
I can’t hear the words ‘the time’ without automatically thinking of ‘The Time Warp’ from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
My 5 Tips from NaNoWriMo 2021
Writing a novel in a month isn't easy. Let me share what worked for me in 2021.
What to do after NaNoWriMo
You’ve just finished NaNoWriMo! Congratulations! Now what?
Chat with Audiobookish Podcast
Let's talk audio!
My SYP Mentorship: Meeting 1
What happens when you do a mentorship when you're older than everyone else? I'm about to find out!
The Greatest Knight
When we think of knights, our imaginations conjure up armor, chivalry, and jousting, but what if that wasn’t the complete picture?
The Last Kingdom & The British Museum
Little in life is more pleasurable than seeing reality reflected in a book.
His Bloody Project
His Bloody Project is a fantastic example of writing that creates a realistic sense of time and place. If you want to experience a nineteenth-century murder trial in rural Scotland, pick this up.
On March 4, 2020 at the Old Vic, I saw my final plays before lockdown: “Endgame” and “Rough for Theatre II.” Could it have been more prophetic?
England's Queens: The Biography
In the Oxfam bookshop near the British Museum in Bloomsbury, I found a copy of England's Queens. Wow. There was so much I didn’t know!
Keeping Up with the Editors
How do editors stay on top of their game?
Happy Birthday, Poe!
“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.”
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”
Appreciate a Dragon Day
Everyone has a favorite dragon, right?
The SYP London 2020 Committee. We had no idea what we were in for!
The Best Books I Read in 2020
There's a book here for everyone.
The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library was the last book I finished reading in 2020 ...
Some of the books under the tree this year!
Happy birthday, Jane Austen!
It's her 245th birthday!
V for Vendetta
Finished reading just in time!
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Why is Rebecca such a magical book? Because writer Du Maurier delivers the details with such brilliance.
Posts on editing
Posts on books
Posts on publishing