It's a question I get asked a lot. Which is odd, because it's not as if Ms Austen is undiscovered or underrated. Nobody ever thinks to ask why I like novels by Terry Pratchett or Mark Lawrence. Or football. Or twiglets. Or even Poldark. … [Read more...] about Why do you like Jane Austen?
Novels don't write themselves (yet), and there's never enough time. Not with kids, a job, housework and, um, football to watch. Which is where National Novel Writing Month comes in - you commit to producing 50,000 words in November. Coming from … [Read more...] about 10 lessons from writing 50,000 words in a month