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...
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...
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...
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...