It’s been almost a month since Follow Me Back made its way into the world, and it’s been surreal and lovely. I’ve updated its page with some of the things people have been saying about it, as well as links to Hot Key’s brilliant Serial-style podcast with bonus interviews with some of the characters and… Continue reading Follow Me Back: an update!
Here’s a piece I wrote for Faber Academy (originally posted here) So. A new year dawns, and with it, a million resolutions. Write more. Read more. Do better at being ‘out there’. It’s a time of hope and aspiration, and a time, for a group of people to which I belong, of abject terror. A… Continue reading The Doubtful Novelist
It’s been a while since I blogged about anything vaguely personal or about writing. The reasons for this are several. Firstly, the first few months of the year, and the last few of last year, were taken up by marathon training. I’ve banged on about it loads AND it was ages ago AND nobody likes a gym… Continue reading And then, LIFE
It’s hard. Really hard. It hurts. There will be times when you want to stop. You want to be on the sofa, watching bad tv and eating cake and the very last thing you want to do is take a single step further along that bastard road. IT’S REALLY, REALLY HARD. Natural ability is a… Continue reading Ways In Which Running A Marathon Is Like Writing A Book
I have a new flat. And a new job. And a brand new SHINY NEW IDEA for the next novel. But, most exciting of all, I have a new desk. I haven’t had a desk since I was about 14. In the Brixton flat, I divided my writing time equally between the kitchen table (morning,… Continue reading New Things