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Written for Notes from the Slushpile

I’m often asked what I think of the ‘state of publishing’. It all depends on whose prism I’m peering through. More than ever publishing seems divided into the pessimistic and the optimistic – gloom and a mourning of lost times on the one hand, promise and widening opportunity – e-technology and the ease of linking with readers through social media – on the other.  Read more

 

 

 

 

Trust Your Subconscious

   Written for Words and Pictureswords-and-pictures-c

‘… The issue for us (writers) is not so much learning to tap into our subconscious, but keeping confidence in it; having the courage not to treat it as an unwanted intruder and try to shut it out, but give it nurturing space.’  read more

On writing picture books and creative partnerships

In picture books there is the artist, bringing unknown dimensions and possibilities. The open-endedness of that is marvellous. Continue reading


Don’t let the bullies win

I wrote this for Young Scot magazine. Continue reading


Guest blogs I’ve written

A selection of blogs I’ve written as author and editor Continue reading



Guest blogs I’ve written


View from my Desk

Written for Notes from the Slushpile

I’m often asked what I think of the ‘state of publishing’. It all depends on whose prism I’m peering through. More than ever publishing seems divided into the pessimistic and the optimistic – gloom and a mourning of lost times on the one hand, promise and widening opportunity – e-technology and the ease of linking with readers through social media – on the other.  Read more

 

 

 

 

Trust Your Subconscious

   Written for Words and Pictureswords-and-pictures-c

‘… The issue for us (writers) is not so much learning to tap into our subconscious, but keeping confidence in it; having the courage not to treat it as an unwanted intruder and try to shut it out, but give it nurturing space.’  read more