It's back, baby! The plan is to have some small, free, purpose-written short stories for you on Fridays. If you have any ideas, then let me know. But Flash Fiction Friday is also about whetting your appetite for upcoming publications, and that's what today's is. On March 5, The Making of Henri Higgins is released … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Henri Higgins
When I teach the Year of the Novel course, the first part of the course deals with establishing a writing routine. This routine needs to be something that works for you and your family and your life, but that also gives you the time you need to achieve what you want to achieve within a … Continue reading Letting life get in the way
I’ve started working on getting fit again. Since Christmas, I’ve tried to do something active every day. I’ve been using apps and a FitBit to create baselines of activity so I know what slovenly actually is and what being active is. I’m working out ways to add activity to the everyday, within the structures that you … Continue reading Getting back in the swing
The cover of The Making of Henri Higgins (to be released 5 March 2017) is out and it is fabulous! Henri Higgins is bored by everything – his life, his work, even the models and celebrities he sleeps with. So when a friend poses a challenge, he leaps at it as a way to enliven … Continue reading Cover – The Making of Henri Higgins
I've been back writing now for about six weeks, but I've not written in everyone one of those six weeks. I've also not got back to my proper writing schedule. I've been telling myself that I am taking it easy, that I need to be gentle. Well, I'm starting to come to the realisation that … Continue reading Time to get serious
So I have just six scenes to write and the first draft of The Importance of Being Ernestine is done. The end is so close, and yet there's still so much to do. There are times that being a writer is frustrating. What I'm trying to decide is whether to go back straight away and … Continue reading Progress
Hello! For those who have followed me over the years at nicolermurphy.com - welcome to the new hangout. For those who are new - Good morning and salutations! This new space on the interwebs marks a new beginning for me. The past 18 months have been really difficult. My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer … Continue reading I’m back baby!