Category: Writing

Live with Better Reading

Recently, I had a chat with the lovely people at Better Reading about my new best seller – ‘HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy’ – via the technical wizardry of Facebook. I hope that you enjoy this…

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HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy

With the glimmer of hope that we’re emerging from hibernation, what will life be like after lockdown? Imagine it – no more supermarket queues so long there are Cro-Magnons at the front. The only lines…

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Get Reading in Trafalgar Square with Kathy Lette, Hugh Grant and Rupert Everett!

Tomorrow I’m joining Hugh Grant, Rupert Everett, Anne Fine, Anthony Horowitz, Tom Stoppard, plus the cast of “Matilda”, “Wicked”, “War Horse” and loads of other fascinatingly clever and creative people to celebrate literacy. We’ll be…

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The Boy Who Fell to Earth – shining a light into the world of autism

As well as being a comedy romance, I do hope The Boy Who Fell to Earth shines a light into the world of autism and helps us all to be a little more understanding of…

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The Boy Who Fell to Earth – a romantic comedy with a pinch of social satire and a soupcon of heartbreak

The paperback of my latest novel The Boy Who Fell to Earth is out today and I’ve been thinking a lot about the best way to describe it. It’s basically a romantic comedy with a…

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The serious side of comedy writing

For aspiring comic authors, there are many technical terms you first need to master. For example, did you know that ‘brontosaurus’ is an anthology of works by 19th century English sister authors? Then there’s grammatical…

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Puberty Blues and the temptations and traps of adaptation

Asking a novelist if they like the film adaptation of their novel is a little like asking a turkey if it likes Christmas. There have been so many bad adaptations of good books, readers often…

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Writing for The Simpsons… and hiding Julian Assange in the attic

The most quirky writing task I’ve had of late, was penning some dialogue for The Simpsons 500th episode. In typical delightfully subversive style, The Simpsons creators decided to include a cameo from Julian Assange. Julian…

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Parting is such suite sorrow

The only truly lucrative form of writing  are ransom notes. Being a writer means flying by the seat of one’s pants so often you should be given frequent flier pant points. As I ran away…

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