3 Ways Short Stories Will Improve Your Novel

Short stories can help improve your writing and freshen things up when you’re bogged down in a novel. In my last post I talked about the need to ‘reset’ and ‘rewrite your attitude’ when things get tough during a longer project, and taking a break…

Novel Writing – Research: How much & when to do it …

Weekly posts on Novel Writing with updates on the progress of my debut crime novel, Safe Hands, about an ageing safe cracker forced out of retirement for the sake of his dying wife and a son that hates his guts. This week I’m talking about…

BOOK REVIEW – Lord Of The Dead by Richard Rippon

Lord Of The Dead book by Richard Rippon and Obliterati Press

Oh, you do book reviews now, eh? If you have even a passing acquaintance with this blog, you’ll know that I don’t really do book reviews, but do give the odd recommendation here and there and love to share the work of other book bloggers…

It’s a NOVEL – there, I said it!

Listeners to the Joined Up Writing Podcast may have heard me talking about my latest WIP – ‘a crime story’ is the way I have been describing it. And that’s exactly what it started out as – a short story. After a few thousand words…