September 2, 2020

Hello lovely Riff Raffers!

I want to apologise for the radio silence over the last few months. As I’m sure you can understand, it has been a weird time. I am sorry that I wasn’t able to continue supplying you with useful content during lockdown – I needed a break!

I have...

April 14, 2020

"It made me recalibrate how to be a writer. I ended up relearning the way I ran my life, and it released me."

April 14, 2020

"Getting an agent isn't the end of the journey."

April 14, 2020

"I became bolder in my words and, crucially, in my determination to write them."

October 15, 2019

Suddenly those 20,000 words were much more than a modest start. They were a teaser to the book I’d almost finished. I ended up interviewing agents for two solid weeks.

October 15, 2019

The best ideas are the ones that drag you to places you never expected to be.

October 14, 2019

You don’t switch off Kramer vs Kramer because of Dustin Hoffman’s brown flares...

September 7, 2019

"There is a difference between liking a character and finding them interesting enough to keep reading about them."

September 7, 2019

"I had realised that if I wanted to write, I needed to banish the thoughts of that potential reader and their imagined judgements."

August 27, 2019

'The storyline has to be a product of the concept setting as much as possible.'

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