Summer Reading Club
space craft special edition 2017


The Final Post

Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by michael -

Hi everyone – sad to say but this is my final post for the SRC blog. I’ve had so much fun doing this over the summer and even better has been knowing that there are some wonderful, dedicated readers and writers out there who have been writing thoughtful and interesting responses. Thank you! Our routines […]

Info text – the scores and stats!

Posted on: January 21st, 2018 by michael -

Hi everyone – I struggled a bit with my reading as a youngster. I was just too busy doing important things like kicking the football around the back garden, from dawn till dusk… literally! My dear Dad probably worried a bit about all this – you see he LOVED LOVED LOVED reading. So he did […]

Building a Character

Posted on: January 14th, 2018 by michael -

Hi everyone – so this week I’m chatting about building your characters. It’s so good if you can get a really good feel for your main character, even a couple of your main characters before you start your story. Sometimes I’ll actually write a page or so just on my characters. We really want our […]

Working Together

Posted on: January 7th, 2018 by michael -

Writing is a bit of a solitary occupation – it’s just you and the laptop or piece of paper. But it doesn’t have to always be that way. Some of the best times I’ve had have been when I’ve been sharing and discussing ideas and writing with a co-author. The sharing and discussing of ideas […]

Writing A Thrilling Climax!

Posted on: January 1st, 2018 by michael -

Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2018 is a wonderful year for you all. So this week, I’m thinking about writing a thrilling climax. You’re reader is absolutely going to love reading your story if you can keep them on the edge of their seat wondering how it’s going to finish. It’s probably one of […]

Big Bash League Books

Posted on: January 1st, 2018 by michael -

Hi people – I mentioned in a blog post recently that I’d written another set of 4 Big Bash League books, so thought I’d pop them up for you to see! Each book is separate, so they’re not a series. The characters and settings are different for each book. Each of the 4 features two […]

My favourite sports to write about

Posted on: December 24th, 2017 by michael -

Howdy everyone… can’t believe it’s only a few hours till Christmas. I hope everyone is tucked up in bed right now feeling little tingles of excitement with the day ahead about to break! So, being a bit mad-keen on sport, there are heaps of sports I love to write about, but my two favourites would […]

Getting Ideas

Posted on: December 17th, 2017 by michael -

Hi everyone, this week’s post is all about ideas… for me, the idea for a story is SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOO important! It’s what keeps me awake at night; it’s what gets me so excited about story writing…. and it’s the one thing I really can’t help you with too much because ideas are personal; they […]

Faster than Lightning

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by michael -

So, here’s the cover for the first book in the Clued Up series…very similar to the 2nd… but VERY different to the rest of the series!!


Posted on: December 10th, 2017 by michael -

  Hi everyone – thanks for stopping by. In this week’s blog, I’ll be chatting about setting a scene for your story. It’s really magical if you can set a scene that takes your reader off into another world and makes them wonder and imagine. If you’re a good writer, you’ll take your reader away […]