Monthly Archives: February 2011

10 rules for writing fiction

The Guardian published a great two-part article list at the weekend: Ten rules for writing fiction. It features up to ten fiction writing rules from each of Elmore Leonard, Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Helen Dunmore, Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Sanctus

Through the power of social networking (thank-you Rachel Rayner (@thecrimedesk) and Twitter), I managed to get my hands on an advance reading copy of Simon Toyne’s Sanctus. And I’m glad I did. As ever, I have a half-dozen books in … Continue reading

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Mr and Mrs Mean, from Meanville, USA!

OK, now my kids have done some things in their time, with the consequences of those things costing me money. But that’s life – especially when they’re young. I personally wouldn’t start selling off their toys to pay for any … Continue reading

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