Do you want to learn about writing? You’re in the right place. This is a free writing course for complete beginners, or those who have written a bit but want to go back to the start – because they know they need to get better. Now is exactly the right time for you to give […]
Hello, I hope you’ve been enjoying the last few days of the diary. I have exciting news – This Tuesday evening, there’s a launch event for the book version of A Writer’s Diary – online – and here is your invitation. I’m delighted to be speaking with Sally Bayley, author of The Private Life of […]
If there is a single thing that has caused me to want to do more, to want to do whatever I can, then it’s just this: within my short lifetime, I’ve witnessed the English climate change.
It’s suddenly transformed
into a magic wand…
I’ve been focussing on A Writer’s Diary, over on Substack, for most of this year. It’s been going really well, and I’m grateful for all the support I’ve had from readers of this blog. However, there have been other things going on. Today, for example, I made public a letter I’ve written to Terence Mordaunt, […]
All writers – all writers who intend to write more than a single book – need to work out ways of sustaining themselves through the grind.
Thank you for following the Diary. Your presence is transforming how I think about writing.
Two things you can listen to, if you feel like it.
On Radio 3.
It’s pretty hard to imagine The Handmaid’s Tale (not to mention all her other novels, short stories and poems) being forgotten in five or six generations.
As it’s the last Friday of February, I’m sticking my head out again – from behind the pages of the Diary – to see how you’re doing, and hear what you’re thinking