Do reviews matter? Writers, we’re a strange bunch to please. Toiling away, day after day, wondering if the words we are hammering into our keyboards are ever going to be read. Cycling through the emotions from elation at a sparkling new idea or line of prose, to the crippling self doubt of wondering whether someone … More Do reviews matter?
As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I recently ‘finished’ my fourth novel, Troll Life, and I am awaiting feedback from my trusted team of reviewers. As they are doing me a massive favour, I am working to their timescales and they will read it whenever they are ready. So, how does a writer fill … More What a writer does when awaiting feedback.
Ever wondered what the writer in your life wants from you? Here’s a handy guide. … More What writers want.
Once I’ve finished my first draft and my first self review and re-write, its time to let the book grow wings and fly. But not too far. … More How I write Part 4 (The peer review)