What I believe

One of the most interesting things about my journey as a writer is the way it has helped - or forced - me to reflect on my beliefs. In striving to have an authentic voice, you are forced to examine your beliefs in a way most of us avoid doing. In order to create believable characters, you … Continue reading What I believe

Pop-up ranting

Dear reader, let me apologise to you for interrupting your peaceful day with a rant. Last time I ranted, in the wake of the News of the Week scandal, I semi-promised myself I wouldn't post again until I'd goddamn finished a story. Apparently I lied. This time last week England was waking up after the worst … Continue reading Pop-up ranting

We own the public sector

I've got my cranky pants on. This week's post is a rant I've been stewing on for awhile. We all know the Tories want to dismantle the NHS (although, obviously, that's not how they put it) but shortly they'll release their plans for wholesale reform of the public sector. That's a pretty easy target for … Continue reading We own the public sector

Hello 2011!

On New Year's Eve 2009 my family and I made a little ritual, a variation on resolutions, if you like. We wrote down all the things we were glad to say goodbye to, as well as all the things we were grateful for. Then we wrote down our hopes and wishes for the year to … Continue reading Hello 2011!