Thanks for dropping in. I hope you find my website useful. More years ago than I care to admit, I took a degree in English Language and Literature. Even though I really wanted to be a writer, my father convinced me that teaching was a more reliable profession, and most of my career has been spent lecturing in English at sixth form level. Although I love education, the hankering to write has never gone away, and a few years ago I took a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester. It was the best thing I ever did!
At long last, I understand both ends of the writing process: the planning and editing required to produce a text, and the reading and analysis it takes to appreciate it. I’m finally fully joined up! Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about the habits of good writers. I try to put these into practice in my own writing, and it occurred to me that my hard-won knowledge might be useful to other writers – hence this blog. If it can save you some of the mistakes I’ve made, then it’ll be worth it.
Each section consists of a different aspect of writing – style, characterisation, description etc – and each blog entry draws your attention to a writer or writers that demonstrate skill in this area.
I do hope it is helpful.