writing

The Hunted reviewed, plus writing a YA novel…

The Hunted reviewed, plus writing a YA novel…

March 24, 2014 No Comments »

This line from Jenny Davies’ review of The Hunted has made me grin like a loon: These books have now made me want a full-length YA novel from Cavan Scott;... Read More »

“What’s the best part about writing a book?”

“What’s the best part about writing a book?”

March 5, 2014 No Comments »

A cracking author’s visit yesterday at the Cheddar Grove Primary school in Bristol, brainstorming ideas and going through how comic strips are put together as part of their animation week.... Read More »

How to write lots of words every day

How to write lots of words every day

January 3, 2014 12 Comments »

A couple of days ago I swapped some comments with author Adam Christopher on his blog about daily word counts and the like. I mentioned that I, on average, write... Read More »

Happy New Year (of Curly Wurlies)

Happy New Year (of Curly Wurlies)

January 1, 2014 6 Comments »

Here it is – 2014. According on who you speak to 2014 is the European Year of the Brain, the Year of Crystallography or the Year of Curly Wurlies*. So... Read More »

Thought of the day: “I hope you make mistakes…”

Thought of the day: “I hope you make mistakes…”

May 21, 2013 2 Comments »

Hang on, how can we be careering to the end of May already. Gulp! That means I’ll soon be having to take my 6-months in look at my goals for... Read More »

Thought of the day: Bruce Lee

Thought of the day: Bruce Lee

April 22, 2013 No Comments »

Spotted this simple but thought-provoking quote from the late, great Bruce Lee the other day: If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.... Read More »

What should I leave out of my story?

What should I leave out of my story?

March 29, 2013 1 Comment »

Yesterday I posted about Big Finish Day 3 and the wonderful Writer's Workshop that the absurdly talented Matt Fitton organised. To get conversations flowing Matt asked us to introduce ourselves... Read More »

On the illicit love of short stories

On the illicit love of short stories

March 22, 2013 No Comments »

Earlier this week I was discussing podcasts with Emma Newman and she pointed me towards a podcast interview she did with the guys at The Roundtable Podcast. I’m very glad... Read More »

Onk Beakman revealed in Skylanders: Spyro Versus the Mega Monsters

Onk Beakman revealed in Skylanders: Spyro Versus the Mega Monsters

January 1, 2013 No Comments »

Although it isn’t officially due to be published until tomorrow, my latest Skylanders tie-in chapter book has already hit the shops. Written by my Skylands alter-ego Onk Beakman, Spyro Versus... Read More »

Stuff I can’t talk about yet

Stuff I can’t talk about yet

December 10, 2012 1 Comment »

Being a tie-in writer makes writing blog posts difficult. Most of the stuff I’m working on at the moment I can’t speak about until it’s announced officially. For example, today... Read More »