Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website. My goal of becoming a published author of historical crime novels received a massive boost this year. I took the plunge and completed the Three Month London-based Creative Writing Course with Curtis Brown Creative, taught by Charlotte Mendelson. This not only gave me a supportive group of like-minded scribes but also the confidence to enter the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award where I achieved Highly Commended. My elation then doubled when Nelle Andrew of the Peters Fraser and Dunlop literary agency offered me representation!

I realise hooking an agent is only half the battle but I still believe in Anita Shreve’s assertion that “The only difference between a published writer and an unpublished writer is the published writer never gave up.” Stephen King in his book On Writing said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” It’s true, the hard work never stops.

While busy editing and polishing what I hope will become my debut novel, I continue to visit relevant places of interest (see blog post of 6th Nov). I shall also continue to make periodic blog posts on subjects of interest to me that I hope will have some interest for you too.

I hope you enjoy your visit here and I thank you again for dropping by.

Neil