for writers and readers….

8 reasons why you should start tweeting or come back if you’ve stopped

This is based on a post I wrote back in 2010 and I think it still holds true. If Facebook is about renewing and making contacts, Twitter is about information … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 10 Comments

I need advice and if you’ve ever bought a book, you’re qualified to give it

Four months ago I self-published BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL – an ebook of 30 writing exercises that I’ve developed over nine years of teaching on university undergraduate courses and … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 34 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Stephen Fry on ebooks

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators. STEPHEN FRY photo credit: swisscan via photopin cc

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Twitter Confession

Looking back at the posts written a year ago when I first started this blog I’m a bit embarrassed about one in particular. My list of the kind of people … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 21 Comments

Great Giveaway

Sally Quilford writes short stories for women’s magazines, judges writing competitions and writes a monthly column with Writers Forum magazine. Stephen Fry once described  her as ‘pleasantly sane’… I’m telling … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

MONDAY CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE because it’s a good way to start the week DIALOGUE: ACCENTS

One of the first things you need to consider when writing dialogue is the vocabulary and the way it is expressed. Does it fit the age, education and experience of … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

8 reasons why a Writer should join twitter. On the shortest day of the year a celebration of writing short

I know writers and readers who embrace every kind of social media but still can’t stand the thought of twitter. I wrote this two years ago on another blog and … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 10 Comments

The people I don’t follow on twitter

(including the ones I don’t follow back even when they have been discerning enough to follow me) Any women who has a hubster rather than a husband Anyone who has … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 5 Comments