The Romeo and Juliet quest: now to the final part

The Romeo and Juliet quest: now to the final part

This contest is now closed. Thanks everyone for your interest! Here we are at the end of the journey. I hope you’ve enjoyed chasing some of the puzzles we’ve set. And that when you hear the finished audiobook the quest for the answers makes it just a bit more vivid....
The answer is never silence

The answer is never silence

I’ll be honest; this hasn’t been a great year for me when it comes to writing. On December 6 my big project of the moment, the audio drama of Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, goes live and I couldn’t be more excited about that. But I wrote R&J last year. Then the...
The tragedy of Venice in a single shop

The tragedy of Venice in a single shop

I’ve been heading off to Venice for around twenty years now, as a visitor to begin with, now mostly for work. Either research or ideas or to finish off a book in the quiet of the little apartment of Dorsoduro I’ve rented off and on for the best part of a...
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Twelve

The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Twelve

Now for the penultimate question 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. Don’t try to send us the...
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Eleven

The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Eleven

Nearly there… a month away from the release of Richard Armitage narrating Romeo and Juliet and now on the eleventh instalment of our competition to win one of five copies. If you need to get up to speed on what this is all about please read the first post...
Let’s talk about dialogue and Love, Love, Love

Let’s talk about dialogue and Love, Love, Love

People always go on about how important inspiration is in writing. But it’s worth remembering this strange calling’s not all head-in-the-air dreaming. There’s also the important question of technique. A couple of weeks ago I was in New York and while...