My Book

A Beginner’s Guide to WRITING FICTION

Writing Fiction front cover

After twenty years running creative writing classes, workshops and residential courses, I found I had amassed a fair number of handouts! Rather than have them sit in a box file on the shelf, or in the depths of my computer filing system, I decided it could be useful to collect them together. The result is the first book in my series Lets Get Writing.

The book is mainly designed for beginners, taking you from finding ideas, deciding whose story it is, creating a structure, to adding in your research and a bit of suspense.

If you’ve been writing for a while, I hope you’ll also find it useful, for a bit of revision now and again.

I’ve included chapters on the writer’s life, mixing with other writers and just a little punctuation and grammar!

The book is available on Amazon as either a paperback for £6.99 or on Kindle for £2.99. Click here.

One of my writing friends asked if I could provide a ring-bound version. They said they liked to have the book open on their desk whilst writing, and a ring-bound book is far easier to hold open! Here it is:

Ring bound bookOpen ringbound 2

This version is only available through Lulu. Because ring-binding costs more, the price is £7.85 plus postage and packing. Click here.

I’d love to know what you think of the book and if you’ve any ideas what you would like to see in the second one. Please do email me here at or, better still, leave me a review on Amazon. Thank you.

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