There are millions of Venice-lovers out there. If you want a reminder of why people adore this unique city on the water here's a book for you. Dream of Venice is a compendium of photos by Charles Christopher with words by a selection of writers and artists associated with the city over the years, from Woody … Continue reading Dream of Venice
I'm still gobsmacked from this news so please excuse the brevity here. Audible has just listed its best books of 2014... and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel comes top of the list. Yes... we are Audiobook of the Year. Here you go... I'm truly gobsmacked. It was a pleasure and a great privilege working with … Continue reading Hamlet is Audible's audiobook of the year
As anyone who's listened or read me on the subject of writing knows, I'm very sceptical of word targets. It can be all too easy to fool yourself into thinking something's working on the basis of a word count alone. Cutting the words you don't need is as much a creative act as writing them in … Continue reading Why is it so easy to write in Ulysses?
Here's something that happens to me quite a lot. I map out the structure of a section of the story, with headings, keywords and a synopsis in comments in Ulysses (more detail on how to do that in Writing A Novel with Ulysses, plug, plug). But then when I get down to writing things start to … Continue reading Quick Ulysses tip — duplicating scenes