World Book Day

Today is the eighteenth UNESCO World Book Day, a global celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. The intention of today’s celebration is ‘to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading’ and you can find out more at:


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

Thank you all again for such an enthusiastic response to my list of Top Ten Writing Mistakes. I’m delighted that so many writers feel that this is of value, and thank you all for liking, sharing and re-blogging. You are stars. Number Nine (‘Bad Sex’) seems to have set fire to a fair few haystacks, so, as promised, here are some further thoughts on writing about sex. Not that I have all the answers - I just have my preferences like everybody else.