Bookshelves, a Book Haul, & a Grumpy Cat

I recorded this video the day after we got back from Denmark, and just before I started packing, which explains the needy cat and the general disorganisation of the whole thing. Or that’s my excuse, anyway. Anyhow, watch on to see me mourn the fact that I’m going to have to have to downsize my bookshelves, […]

Stumbling my way through another chat about books, where I admit I still read books for very small children and have a soft spot for Nordic melancholia. I also show you pretty pictures, so there’s that.     Have you read any Tove Jansson? Any other kids’ books you like revisiting, and would like to […]

Continuing in the theme of talking about books, but not really reviewing them, I get a bit gushy about John Connolly’s Samuel Johnson books. They’re my level, okay? I also have trouble with words, because I’m fairly certain they’re made for writing, not speaking.     Have you read them? What’s your favourite fun read? […]

Ah, Sunday. Time for this week’s collection of the weird and wonderful, where I share with you all the weird and wonderful things I’ve come across this week. Well, maybe not all of them. This is a PG site, after all.     The Paris Review: What’s Inspiration, Anyway? “You cannot write a poem until you […]

I have seen the future, and it is terrifying. Or at least I hope it’s the future, and not an upcoming documentary. Admittedly, I have seen books being sold by the metre, to really set off that new living room or landing, so maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to assume this is just for […]

So my last proper blog post was both an acknowledgement of the many fantastic resources of writing information out there, and a bemoaning of how long it took me to figure out that I didn’t need to implement every last piece of advice down to the letter. I have issues with this. When I went […]

  ​When I wrote the rough draft of my books, it was by hand, with iffy internet. I didn’t read any articles about how I should do it, I just did it, for better or worse. For years this has been pretty much how my writing has gone. I started out writing longhand, figuring it […]