Contents

Where I Write

A Regency Tragedy

Becoming a Writer: The Four Difficulties

A Stroll on the Heath

Five Favourite Reads: 2016

Deep in the Woods – A Victorian Ghost Story

This Time It’s Personal

Remembrance Day

Ainsworth’s Guy Fawkes: Tragic Hero, Catholic Martyr

A Story for Halloween

The Death Hunters (extract)

Mockingbird’s End (1)

The Last of the Soho Poets

The Shivering of the Timbers

Fiery The Angels Rose

The Lancashire Witches

Somme 100: Reading War Poetry

Jo Cox

Remembering my father on D-Day

Shark Alley Rising

I Walked with a Zombie – Or Did I?

Buck’s Row: A Victorian Story

Stars: Another Old Story

Five Favourite Books

Welcome to the Slush Pile

Shark Alley: Chapter One

Teaching ‘How To Write A Novel’ Online

How To Write A Novel: Student Review

My Story – Alopecia UK

From a Low Achiever

Fifteen Tips on Close Reading

Shark Alley: The Memoirs of a Penny-a-Liner

Prologues versus In Medias Res

Theda Bara’s Autograph

Ten Tips on Writing Historical Fiction

Mother’s Day

The First Story I Ever Wrote

More Weird Tales from the Vault of Fear

Take A Dark Ride…

Remembering Bowie

Do Creative Writing Courses Work?

A Ghost Story For Christmas

How to Write a Novel: Course Review

How to Write a Novel: Twelve Essential Components

Dear John – Public Image Ltd, UEA, September 30, 2015

How to Write a Novel

Blot the Skrip Salutes Wes Craven, 1939 – 2015

Uncanny Stories by May Sinclair

Twenty Tips for Becoming your own Editor

Where’s Sailor Jack?

World Book Day

Finding Your Voice

Can Creative Writing Be Taught?

The Unthank School of Writing

Ten New Year’s Writing Resolutions

The Day I Met Dr. Who

Do You Need an Editor or a Creative Writing Course?

Top Five Book Jacket Design Mistakes in Self-Publishing

‘Well, I’ve never heard it called that before’: Good & Bad Sex in Fiction

Ten Creative Writing Tips From Edgar Allan Poe

Top Ten Writing Mistakes Editors See Every Day

A Very Popular Murder

Write Every Day