Twelve Tips For Writers

The Guardian has been publishing writers’ tips for fiction lately, and most of them are spot on. There’s some great advice there. Being a fan of making lists, here are a few things that I’ve said to people over the years when they have, for some inexplicable reason,...

The Unbearable Dullness Of Finishing

I have just sent off the last couple of chapters of the next book (which you’re the first to know will be called Our Man In Hibernia: Ireland, The Irish And Me and is due out in September). Ah, the sense of accomplishment! The pride! The feeling of elated...