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Writing Books I Love

Writing books accompany me on the journey of writing a novel. I often dip into a chapter when I’m feeling stuck or find a writing writing exercise to do before sitting down to work on my novel – a bit like a warm up. These books are like having brilliant writing teachers on tap.

Virginia Recommends

Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert


One of the best books on creativity I have read in a long time. Read my
post here. Elizabeth Gilbert gets to the heart of the creative life. She explores living creatively through the lens of courage, the big magic of ideas waiting for us, their human collaborators, to come to life, joy, playfulness and devoting ourselves to the work rather than the slippery promises of success. It will become one of the writing books that I turn to time and again for wisdom, inspiration, comfort and a good kick up the backside too! I urge you to read it.

My Latest Book

What Milo Saw
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