Stuff for Sunday – Chemicals, Inspiration, & Flowers

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 […]

“So, I need something to read. What d’you recommend?” I start sweating. My stomach tightens around this morning’s smoothie, and I have to swallow before I can manage, “Well. What d’you like reading?” “Oh, anything, really. Surprise me!” Surprise me. Oh, god, no. This is the worst. True story. I hate recommending books, which is […]

Memory’s a tricky little thing, isn’t it? It’s so selective. It seems to have its own (very strong) opinions on what’s important and what’s not, and they very rarely gel with mine. I mean, I couldn’t tell you how many times I get back from the shop without, say, the milk (which could have potentially […]