Bookings open for a September adventure in Spain.


I will be at the idyllic Casa Ana in September 2019 for its annual writing retreat for writers working on projects. This beautiful Spanish home is set within the mesmerising Alpujarras mountain range in Andalucia, Spain. TLC Literary Adventures offers an environment where inspiration and improvisation meet. You will have access to world-class teaching, get a chance to work, read, listen, learn and relax in a stunning setting which will open the mind and senses. The retreat is open to writers of fiction (novels or short stories)memoir and creative non-fiction, and will include morning workshops on elements of writing as well as a session on the publishing industry, plenty of free writing time, readings with your fellow writers, and optional trips to a nearby village with local hand-made artisanal products. 

Book now and join me!

Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize 2015 regional winners

Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize regional winners

Congratulations to the 2015 Regional winners:

Africa: Lesley Nneka Arimah, ‘Light’ (Nigeria)

Asia: Siddhartha Gigoo, ‘The Umbrella Man’ (India)

Canada and Europe: Jonathan Tel, The Human Phonograph (United Kingdom)

Caribbean: Kevin Jared Hosein, ‘The King of Settlement 4′ (Trinidad and Tobago)

Pacific: Mary Rokonadravu, ‘Famished Eels’ (Fiji)

To procrastinate or ...?

Another day has passed, and you haven't written a single sentence more. Why? Is that just the way it is? Are you just procrastinating? What should you do? Take the Procrastination Quiz now and find out. Or maybe do it another day. Or if you want to procrastinate even more,  read a book on novel writing. Or have a look at what other writers do to get started, from the mundane to the bizarre, in writers' habits.