Title matters.

What made you choose your book title? Did you have any regrets? I called my first book Feast of the Antlion. I thought it was different enough to make people look twice. Which has to be good, doesn’t it? Well I am now not so sure that it was such a clever plan. I have … Continue reading Title matters.

Making it matter.

“What was the trigger for your book?”This simple question has made a huge difference to my approach to writing as it made me think about what was important and how perhaps I could make my stories matter. More important, it prompted me to ask, could I write something that might make a difference to someone’s … Continue reading Making it matter.

Cystic Fibrosis

One of the most frequently asked questions I get when I say I have written a book concerning the effects of Cystic Fibrosis on a family is “Does someone in your family have this condition?” The answer is would have that to the best of my knowledge no one in my immediate family has ever … Continue reading Cystic Fibrosis

It hurts.

Sometimes I have an idea for a blog which gets put off because it is too painful to write. My latest book, Breathless, is a novel about a family coping with the strains of everyday life, including dealing with Cystic Fibrosis. I have angled the book more at how the family are coping or in … Continue reading It hurts.

28 day blog challenge in one go

Response to a 28 day blog challenge. Having made a mess of keeping up on a regular basis, I am going to attempt a brief response to the 28 prompts posted. Day 1 Earliest memory of writing. Making tiny books for my dolls. Day 2. Classes and workshops. I’ve attended a variety of events over … Continue reading 28 day blog challenge in one go

Getting started.

Caro Ayre, Writer I was trying to remember when the desire to write books began and was struck by the memory of trying to make my writing small enough to fit into the one inch high books I made for my dolls. My handwriting was illegible, space required short words which was good because I … Continue reading Getting started.