Here’s an idea – remembering where your story came from

It is the question I get more than any other, from children and in particular adults. ‘Where do your ideas come from?’ It’s one just about every writer is asked and I suspect many dread. ‘Tell us your inspiration…’  The questioner may be expecting, or hoping for, an answer that begins along the lines of “it… Continue reading Here’s an idea – remembering where your story came from

Learning lessons and new ideas – why writing is not like journalism

So my next book, the Acrobats of Agra, the tale of three children and a tiger caught up in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, is once again back with my publishers, Everything With Words. And it’s not been easy getting it there. I’ve had a dose of second-book syndrome – and it’s taken rewrites and… Continue reading Learning lessons and new ideas – why writing is not like journalism