Becoming Sir Christopher Wren

As a writer I’ve always had the sort of relationship with process that if it were a Facebook status would read “it’s complicated”. You see, I honestly believe that any writer who doesn’t analyse what they do and try and understand with a view to improvement is never going to get anywhere. Arrogance is the [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:37+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Writing|0 Comments

Misadventures In Discovery Writing

As some of you are aware, I’ve been writing my latest book using a discovery process. This is where you go into the project not knowing a whole lot about it, and find the plot and story as you write. I normally like to think on a book, let it ferment in my head for [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:02+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Writing|0 Comments

Substance Abuse And The Creative Mind

I’ve not watched a lot of TV over the Xmas period – I’m even waiting to watch Doctor Who until I’ve got my new monitor set up – but one of the things that I did was a documentary on the late comedian, Bill Hicks. I never got into the whole Bill Hicks thing when [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:05+00:00 December 26th, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

Playing with Process

When I decided that I would take my writing seriously – really try and make a go of it – I decided that I would always take risks, that I would never play it safe. For the most part, I’m glad I did that. I probably didn’t realise it at the time, lost in the [...]

2016-10-17T17:14:07+00:00 November 7th, 2011|Writing|1 Comment