The joy of another family!

The family I’m talking about is a group of writers who have all done the same MA in Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University. We meet from time to time at the elegant and convenient Looking Glass Books and over coffee/tea and scones/millionaire shortbread we share our successes and failures — both literary and other […]


I find it extraordinarily painful to deliver a creative work. Recently I had to submit 10,000 words of which 6000 were fiction, the rest was theory. At the end of the writing period I said that it was harder work giving birth to these words than it had been giving birth to my daughter. I […]