What does writing bring you?

This was the question that I was asked this week and it’s one that I’ve not been asked before and I thought it was interesting. For as long as I can remember I’ve been a writer, I’ve been writing manuscript length books since a teenager and I don’t know how to not have this in my life. I think when I was a teenager, writing offered an escape from the...

Book Review: Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

What would you do if you desperately needed somewhere to rent in London? Would you consider a flat share, where you end up literally sharing the same bed as the person you’re flat sharing with? Well, that’s the situation that Tiffy finds herself in when she needs to leave her ex-boyfriend in Beth O’Leary’s Flatshare She finds a small flat to rent on Gumtree, the only catch is Leon, a...

Book Review: A Man Called Ove

This book is hailed as a must read for those who loved Elinor Oliphant is completely fine. Now, as someone who has Elinor Oliphant as a favourite book, I thought this was a bold claim but I was hopeful as there’s nothing better than finding a gem of book that stays with you long after you’ve read the last page. Sadly, A Man Called Ove, didn’t do this for me....

Writing Again

We’re ten days into Nanowrimo, the month where writers around the world try and write 50,000 words in a month. I’ve participated before in this and won, but this year I just wanted to be writing again. While I have a third book to write in the Genesis Project, my focus has shifted to contemporary fiction and I have started not one but two projects. One’s about gang crime and...