New Year, New Resolutions

After last week’s rather down-beat post, I have decided to approach 2016 more creatively and give this blog a bit of a make-over. I will now be running five regular strands – in rotation, though not necessarily strict rotation.

Strand 1: How to write a (crime) novel
Having now written two and published two – The Art of the Imperfect ( & The Art of Survival ( – and working on my third, I may have some wisdom to impart, or maybe not. Only you, dear reader, will be able to say. I am inspired by those magazines which come in ‘parts’ promising to build up to a full scale model of the Mary Rose or a mosaic of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Perhaps I won’t be as ambitious.

Strand 2: Author interviews
I have some great ones lined up – thank you to all who have agreed already. If you want to be interviewed by me (and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you?) and you’ve had some writing published/produced in the last year or have something coming out this year, please get in touch.

Strand 3: A writer’s life
For those of you who would miss my morose musings, never fear, they will re-surface every once in a while.

Strand 4: Word play
I’m not entirely sure how this will work, but I will be playing about with words and form. First outing will be about Haiku.

Strand 5: Cultural break
A review or some ponderings on an art form other than the written word or on a cultural event, mostly around Scarborough & North Yorkshire but sometimes beyond. If you have any suggestions of where I should go (please keep them polite and clean) then let me know.

I feel enthused about my plans and hope you will enjoy the journey with me.

6 thoughts on “New Year, New Resolutions

  1. janeaustin12015

    Dear Kate

    My friend Lydia Noor has put me in touch with you, as I’m soon to be published. It would be good to meet. I’m with Cinnamon Press for my first novel, News From Nowhere, out March 2017, and a short story this March.
    I’m part of a novel critique group,, and we’re running a session as part of the York Literature Festival. If you know anyone who’d be interested in setting up a writing group, I’ll send you details.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes





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