GET PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ‘MR. MAD’ FREE FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY. CLICK BELOW. A year ago, Redman was a police detective, now he’s an in-patient on a psychiatric ward. When a fellow patient falls to his death from the hospital roof, Redman’s cop instincts re-awaken. People say the old guy took his own life. Redman… Read More Will You Let Him In?
I’m addicted to Better Caul Saul. Before that I was addicted to Breaking Bad. And it’s all Vince Gilligan’s fault. Actually it’s not all his fault. Gilligan is the first to credit the team of writers, performers, directors and producers around him. Maybe that’s why the writers’ room for these shows are reportedly the happiest of all… Read More Better Together? Why Vince Gilligan is no Lone Gunman.
Robert Pirsig died this week. I loved his novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance so much that I named a character after him in my own book Ghost Road. The book is based on an actual trip taken by Pirsig and his young son Chris. The account is made even more poignant by… Read More Road Trip to Self Discovery
I read that, while he was President, Barack Obama had a habit of never wearing anything but blue and grey suits. It got me thinking about how important habits are in our lives and how I might be able to use the power of habit to get my book written and achieve world domination. I’m working… Read More Getting Stuff Done by NOT making Decisions
This is my desk. I only recently got this set-up so I don’t know yet whether it will help my writing process or not. Of all the aspects of writing probably one of the most banal is the issue of where you sit when you write. And yet maybe it makes all the difference. Personally,… Read More Which Desk Should You Choose For Success (And Which Guarantees Failure?)
It’s sci-fi and it has aliens in it but that’s not all it is. Arrival is thoughtful, atmospheric film with a great central performance from Amy Adams. The screenplay was written by Eric Heissener based on a short story by Ted Chiang called Story of Your Life. Film reviews rarely say much about the writers… Read More The Writers’ Arrival
I listened to Alan Bennett reading from the latest volume of his diaries Keeping On Keeping On on BBC Radio 4. As expected it was funny, poignant and perceptive but I also thought it showed that Bennett has an angry side. He’s not exactly The Incredible Hulk, turning green and bursting out of his tweed… Read More Alan Bennett as The Incredible Hulk