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Toni Jordan is a molecular biologist who somehow, in her late 30s, wound up writing fiction. She discusses her international best-seller Addition, her new rom-com Fall Girl, and the joys of her mid-life crisis in a funny and engaging style ideal for book clubs.
Your novel-in-progress might have a fine voice and terrific characters, but what on earth is going to happen? A surprising and riveting plot is one of the best ways to keep your reader turning the pages. Plot shouldn’t be a creative afterthought: instead, it’s an intrinsic part of your manuscript and interconnects with theme, pace, […]
Writing is a vital business skill for anyone who works for a company, works for themself or volunteers for a not-for-profit organisation. Few people, however, receive any formal training in clear, effective business communication. In this practical workshop, you’ll learn how to write quickly, naturally and fluently. Topics: Why is clear writing important? Grammar basics […]
We like our real lives to be peaceful and filled with supportive, kind and friendly people. But did you ever read the novel about the girl who was nice to her parents, good at her job, paid her taxes and brushed her teeth? No? Neither did I. That’s because a novel like that would be […]