I’ve almost finished planning my next book – but have decided to put that on hold and write another one instead. Find out whether I’ve gone mad.
The Dyer family start off at the beginning of ‘Thicker Than Water’ in conflict, and then things get steadily worse. But how do they cope?
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What makes a great story? Here are the 4 things I think every satisfying story needs.
The ultimate writers retreat – time to focus on the words, and being in the book’s location. Maybe next time I should pick somewhere more glamorous than North Yorkshire for the book’s location!
Why is Yusuf Hussain the way he is? What makes him angry? And despite their differences, can he and Jennifer pull together to save their family?
I’ve written before about my uncanny (and unwanted) habit of writing plot lines that have a tendency to come true. From the ban on travel from Muslim countries in A House Divided (attempted by Trump long after I first wrote it), to the murder of a politician called Jo in a book I simply didn’t have the stomach […]
The Festival of Writers aims to change writers’ lives by introducing them to agents. For me, it worked a little differently.
Sidekicks often turn out to be readers’ favourite characters. That’s exactly what happened to Rita Gurumurthy, the rebellious teacher in the Division Bell trilogy.
How can I write faster AND be more healthy? It’s a challenge, but one I’m determined to crack.