It’s always an exciting moment in an author’s life when they see an item online that connects to something they’ve previously written about. Particularly when you happen to write science-fiction, and have taken a leap of faith with a premise which may (or may not) ever be possible in real life – you know, the stuff that happens outside our heads, rather than inside them…
‘Keep writing!’ Sound advice from creative industry ‘old-timers’ (by that, I don’t mean those authors are older than me, but that they’ve been writing long enough to know how it all works – and sometimes, why it doesn’t). Finish one project, and move onto the next, practice makes perfect (I hope) and all that… luckily I’m […]
The online Cambridge dictionary defines an author as: author noun [ C ] UK /ˈɔː.θər/ US /ˈɑː.θɚ/ B1 the writer of a book, article, play, etc.: He is the author of two books on French history. Well, you can’t argue with that, can you? The second question, ‘Should you diversify’ might cause some lively discussion, though. When I started writing (I’ve been dabbling since my teens, but I didn’t begin writing seriously and […]
A brilliant blog from Catherine Ryan Howard on the downside of self-publishing paperback editions of your book. Thank you for sharing, Catherine!
…to a science-fiction writer like me, the question of whether or not we might own our own genome, or whether the building blocks of all our lives could someday be in the control of scientists and/or commercial interests, is food for the imagination.
With our National Health Service beginning to creak under the weight of increasing numbers of senior members of society as people live longer, Pearl S Buck’s words have never been truer: Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a […]