Round The World Writers

Sep 22nd, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

Two months ago, I joined a Facebook group chat with fellow writers Heidi Norrod and Melanie Kyer. Despite our crazy time differences, we found ourselves talking to each all the time. It didn’t matter if we were on a twenty minute bus journey or were waiting to pick up the kids from school or even were working with the conversation page running in the background,...

Top Tips: Adapting A Novel For The Screen

Sep 12th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

When I first adapted The Silence, I started counting how many times people asked me how to adapt a novel for the screen. After the eighteenth time I lost count so, for all of those that asked, here are my top five tips: ∞ ∞ ∞ Read the book – not once, not twice but three times… Reading the book is probably the most obvious tip I...

Guest Post: Channeling Creativity

Sep 7th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

Ha! I bet that subject line made you think I was going to make you gaze into a crystal ball or maybe conduct a seance. I'm not, but it would be super cool if we did. Think of all the wonderful creative minds we could probe! Would love a chance to chat with Chaucer myself... But I'm getting WAY off the rails here. Let me...

Monthly Update: August

Aug 31st, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

A massive curve ball was thrown at me at the start of this month. It was one of those situations where you think it’s time you should just pack it all in and get what the unsupportive people in your life would call a ‘real job’. I’m really proud to say that I managed to make myself realise that I’m following my dreams and, although...