For those of you who haven’t given it a stab, the process of writing a novel is, for me anyway, like having a tip truck dump a pile of LEGO blocks in your driveway, your mission being to construct the opening credits of Game of Thrones (look it up) without any instructions. Translation: a hella …

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No matter which faith or belief system you’ve signed up for – or lack of same – one thing you can’t deny is that the entrepreneurial spirits who crafted the early Christian Church were masters of marketing. Want to amp up your convert numbers to keep upper management happy when your KPIs for the year …

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OK. So, I’m bloody loving the process of unpacking my poor library, consigned to cardboard boxes for way too many months. Then I reached my substantial collection of art books. “ Hail, old friends!” I cried. (My children frequently accuse me of channelling someone born in the fifteenth century). But as I was setting them …

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Case in point… a close acquaintance is currently working on the production of a high-profile tv series. A scene was written in which one of the characters has a car accident. As written, the character has some facial bruising, and makes much of the physical injury to elicit sympathy. So, it wasn’t simply a case …

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