Here Come The Sand Men…

So, after your kind help, we reached – or rather the publisher’s designers reached – a decision on the cover of ‘The Sand Men’ which was not one of the ones most of us chose! Having said that, I really do like it, as it captures the tone of the book perfectly – somehow looking […]

Bryant & May: The Verdict

Well, that was fun! As well as the extremely constructive and thoughtful comments posted on the site, I’ve received a huge number of emails about where to take my decrepit duo next, and I’ve acted accordingly. I already had a loose raft of ideas mapped out, but I have now been able to shape them […]

Writing With Hooks

A recent conversation with a friend who’s writing her first novel raised a couple of interesting points. She was looking to produce a novella, but worried that the length would mitigate publishers’ interest. Many of my favourite 20th century novels are short – notably Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh’s satires, but also the […]