Always on Those Books: Millennial Taste in Fiction

Millennials are often characterised as a generation that can’t be bothered to get off their digital devices to read. But recent Pew Consumer reports indicate they might instead be the generation that reads the most—it just so happens that they read through their digital devices. Fiction and storytelling occupy a place of incredible importance to … Continue reading Always on Those Books: Millennial Taste in Fiction

Why marketing is essential to your writing career: With Pagan Malcolm

Pagan Malcolm has always dreamed of becoming an author – she began writing when she was just five years old, and even handwrote and illustrated a twenty-page story in year four, convinced that it would be her debut. ‘[It] was a blatant rip off of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ she admits in retrospect. But … Continue reading Why marketing is essential to your writing career: With Pagan Malcolm

This is why we can’t have nice things: Adventures in Tinderland

It’s already a bit of a curse going on a date with a publishing student. I’ve judged how grammatically correct your messages are, and now I might be writing about you. It sounds like a Taylor Swift song—it’s okay, I’m not writing this to take a stab at anyone—but, 'Look What You Made Me Do.' … Continue reading This is why we can’t have nice things: Adventures in Tinderland

Shakespeare had some help: editing and the myth of the solitary genius writer

A writer friend who’d begun teaching her craft at a university once advised me that, with my experience, I could teach ‘editing’, pronouncing this word as if naming Milo Yiannopoulos. Because that’s a subject close to my heart (editing, not Yiannopoulos), I was miffed at her acid tone. But typically, my response came to me … Continue reading Shakespeare had some help: editing and the myth of the solitary genius writer