All in the edit?

This week I’ve been thinking about editing. Mainly because I’ve written half a novel in three months, steaming ahead to get the words onto the page, rather than being overly concerned with reworking. I remember my MA tutor and mentor, Jane Rogers, telling me that every novel is different, and I suspect it is, but…

Second best

A writer friend Iain Broome asked me to feature on his Write for Your Life podcast about writing the challenging second novel. A new father to twin boys, he was also interested in how I’ve managed it with two young children. You can listen to it here: http://iainbroome.com/s03e15-writing-that-second-novel