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Writer’s block

I can’t find the original source of this piece, so it may be like that famous Abraham Lincoln quote: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Still, it strikes…

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The key to success …

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Quotes: Robert Heinlein

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.  Robert Heinlein .

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Quotes: Graham Greene

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear…

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Writers at Work: Lee Child

Last week, author Lee Child was interviewed on Radio New Zealand. He said this about his writing process … Basically, the first draft is what is published because I think…

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Quotes: Somerset Maugham

Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.  Somerset Maugham .

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Quotes: Joe Konrath

… the only two groups required in a reader and writer relationship is the reader and the writer. Everyone else is a middleman that needs to prove his value. ……

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Writerly advice

A reader emailed me: Hello Geoff, … I am looking at putting my idea of a story down on paper and really have no idea where to start. I am…

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Quotes: Jim Crace

Successful writers are only rarely in the middle of difficult paragraphs. Most of our time is spent prevaricating and whining and managing the guilt.  Jim Crace More Secrets of my…

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The secret’s out …

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