Creative Distraction

I’ve finished reading a book, “Chatter“ by Ethan Kross. It’s about the voice in our head – not the voices, plural, that would’ve been a different kind of book. As far as I remember (I’m terrible at remembering content – a film, a novel, I forget all about them once I reach the end), the … Continue reading Creative Distraction

Moment of Inspiration I

"Little Andy, who was six foot four, was wearing jeans instead of his postman's uniform."John Le Carré in SilverviewI make copious notes in the non-fiction books I read. When I read a novel, however, I tend to highlight only one or two sentences - like the above. I aspire to writing like this. In one … Continue reading Moment of Inspiration I

My daily fiction routine

I had a fantastic holiday. A proper one. Not the periods of time when I’m away from base and work at half speed – those are more like “breaks from normal life”: life continues away from base and it’s affected by the new surroundings. But they’re not holidays. A holiday, like the one I had, … Continue reading My daily fiction routine

‘The House We Grew Up In’ by Lisa Jewell

In my last post, I shared how I had high hopes for November. And I did. I won't say that my hopes were dashed, but I didn't achieve everything I wanted to achieve. But that's ok, it was a good month anyway. Mainly, I didn't finish the novel I started working on for NaNoWriMo. However, … Continue reading ‘The House We Grew Up In’ by Lisa Jewell

The Ordinary Life of a Voiceover Artist

Available for pre-order for the Kindle. Available for pre-order on all other ebook formats. (Soon available on other online stores too.) The paperback is coming very soon. I can email you when it's ready. Click here to sign up (I won't use your email address for anything else.) “They're ready for you in the studio.” … Continue reading The Ordinary Life of a Voiceover Artist

Why You Should Write Only if You Have To

 It’s the end of the year and once more, I’m going to have to say good-bye to the last twelve months without having released “Hi, I’m Here for a Recording, the ordinary life of a voiceover artist”. A project that started in October 2014 (“I’ll release it in time for Christmas,” she thought, naively) is … Continue reading Why You Should Write Only if You Have To

Podcasts on Writing

I've decided writing's my hobby.I always thought I didn't have hobbies - I enjoy doing a broad range of things professionally, and even though some of them haven't worked out, I was still hoping to earn some sort of a living from them and I always thought of them as "work".But writing books is different. … Continue reading Podcasts on Writing

Learning to Write: Stephen King On Writing

Every book on writing with a little bit of kudos mentions Stephen King's "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" as a must-read. It is. It's a must-read for anyone who writes fiction; it's interesting for those who write non-fiction; it's a book that all those writing memoirs should read. I can summarise his advice … Continue reading Learning to Write: Stephen King On Writing

How I’m Writing My Memoirs

 I’ve started writing my experiences as a voiceover artist in London. I’ve never written anything like this before and so I’m finding the process very interesting (and a little bit difficult, to tell you the truth). It’s not the memories that are making it difficult – they’re great fun and actually, they’re the aspect I’m … Continue reading How I’m Writing My Memoirs