The Wonders of Walking

Much has been said about the benefits of walking. There can be no doubt it is good for both physical and mental health but for a writer those are additional benefits. For walking does so much more. It stimulates and inspires the brain. Not only is the brain being fed Read more…

Finding Character Names

It seems a lot of writers have trouble coming up with names for their characters. Thankfully, I’ve never had any trouble doing that—it’s the story itself that gives me sleepless nights. Telling you that names just pop up in my head isn’t much use to you, so I thought I’d Read more…

Bear With Me

My search for the holy grail of text editors, the one app to rule them all, seems to be never-ending. The trouble is that I may be expecting too much from one piece of software—I want an attractive distraction-free editor with enough functionality to write blog posts and novels but Read more…

The Dog’s Home

If you have read “The Picts and the Martyrs” by Arthur Ransome you will know what the Dog’s Home is. A little stone hut in the middle of a forest where Dick and Dorothea found themselves living for a while. Reading about it as a child made me verdant green Read more…