When The Sky Falls: a new free serial on Wattpad

When The Sky Falls: a new free serial on Wattpad

Here’s an experimental freebie you can start to read now on Wattpad. It’s When The Sky Falls, a full-length book which will be served up in parts over the weeks to come. I’ve never used Wattpad before but if it’s good enough for Margaret Atwood...
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Five

The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Five

Now for the fifth instalment in our competition to win one of five copies of the forthcoming Romeo and Juliet narrated by Richard Armitage. If you need to get up to speed on what this is all about please read the first post here. Remember. Don’t try to send us...
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Four

The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Four

Here’s the fourth part of our competition to win one of five copies of the forthcoming Romeo and Juliet narrated by Richard Armitage, written by me, published by Audible. If you need to get up to speed on what this is all about please read the first post...
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Three

The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Three

Here’s the third instalment in our competition to win one of five copies of the forthcoming Romeo and Juliet narrated by Richard Armitage, written by me, published by Audible. If you need to get up to speed on what this is all about please read the first post...
How to keep writing that book

How to keep writing that book

I wrote a little bit here a few days ago about starting to write a new book (which I did on Monday). It’s now Friday and, outside special occasions, I only work Monday to Friday. So I now have five days with the new project under my belt and I’m calling it...
Mistakes to avoid when writing a series

Mistakes to avoid when writing a series

The third Pieter Vos book, Little Sister, is out in paperback in the UK today, and appears in the Netherlands with my great publisher there, Boekerij, next week as Het Derde Zusje. Book three in a series is when, in a way, things start to fall in place. An author...
How to manage a book diary in Ulysses

How to manage a book diary in Ulysses

I’m a big fan of keeping a book diary while working on a project. Into it go things like… A weekly record of the word count (every Friday when I finish work for me). A note of emerging ideas and themes. Records of things that are starting to worry me....
How to start writing a book

How to start writing a book

Yesterday I started writing a book that ought to appear in 2018. What kind of book? Where’s it set? Patience, people. Much too early to start rabbiting on about those things. But since writers get asked this question all the time let me say a few brief words on...
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Two

The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Two

Now for the second instalment in our competition to win one of five copies of the forthcoming Romeo and Juliet narrated by Richard Armitage, written by me, published by Audible. If you need to get up to speed on what this is all about please read the first post here....