Four months till Dead Ringer is published – what am I doing to prepare?

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My debut novel, Dead Ringer, is set to be published on 27 February 2020. That’s four months from now, which … Read More

5 things I’ve learned as a beginner in public speaking

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Public speaking has always been a huge fear of mine, but over the last year, I’ve been working on getting … Read More

One bad habit that writers need to break

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It’s time to stop cringing when people ask if you’re a writer. It’s time to stop waving your hand when … Read More

The People’s Friend’s Writer of the Week

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I’m thrilled to be The People’s Friend’s Writer of the Week. Here’s a short interview from their blog. What inspired … Read More

The 10 people who’ll critique your writing

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Joining a writing group is probably the best thing I’ve ever done, in terms of improving my writing. Getting other … Read More

I gave up coffee and I didn’t die

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(Trust me, I’m surprised too.)… Read More

5 YA books from the 90s that deserve a revival

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Looking at the current crop of Young Adult books, it can be tough to remember that there was ever a … Read More

What listening to audiobooks taught me about writing craft

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I’m a recent convert to audiobooks. For years, I never had much patience for them. If you’re a fast reader, … Read More

6 books to read if you love Gillian Flynn’s psychological thrillers

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I love Gillian Flynn! Doesn’t everyone love Gillian Flynn? (Real answer: No. My mum does not love Gillian Flynn. I … Read More