Saturday, 11 November 2017

Writing Is Not A Spectator Sport

I have a piece up today on WeHeartWriting - 'Writing is Not a Spectator Sport'. It's something I feel strongly about. We seem to have lost the assumption that we are creators and have settled for being consumers.

"The arts have become spectator sports. We read, we watch, we peruse, we listen. And if we ‘do’, its value is measured in money or clicks or fame. And I think that’s wrong. [...] The act of creating is an end in itself, whether you are ‘good’ at it or not. It should be done for its own sake."

Friday, 3 November 2017

UK Blog Tour Wrap

To wrap up the UK Blog Tour, I'm over at The Book Inspector discussing how living in Canada during SARS gave me both a novel and a love of pantries.



Thursday, 2 November 2017

UK Blog Tour - Excerpt

UK Blog Tour and it's Launch Day! Today's stop is Keeper of Pages where you'll find the whole first chapter of Before This Is Over.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

UK Blog Tour Wednesday.

I'm over at The Quiet Geordie discussing what inspires me about pandemics and us. Spoiler – it's mostly us.