Copyrights and wrongs

Copyrights and wrongs

I’m in the process of building up a freelance writing business, the aim of which is to have clients pay me for my words and images. This is not a hobby, it will be my livelihood. I have not embarked upon it with a sense of entitlement; I am a good and...
Words with friends

Words with friends

Not long after I finished the first draft of my manuscript for The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A to Z, I received an email from an editor at Black Dog Publishing, asking me whether I would like to contribute to a collaborative book with the working title “Growing...
Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to my new online home. I hope you like it – Ryan has been working very hard on the design, which as well as having a much more ‘me’ colour scheme (I love purple!) is simpler, easier to navigate and mobile-friendly. You should be able to find your way to...
In alphabetical order

In alphabetical order

When I first became a freelance writer, I had no thoughts of writing a book. It wasn’t that it was daunting, but rather that there were a lot of gardening books on the market and I couldn’t see how there needed to be any more. My garden had been slowly...
Growing vegetables is always fun

Growing vegetables is always fun

Fresh from wondering where my writing career is going, I thought it might be fun to revisit some of the places it has been. In 2007 I was just starting out as a freelance writer, having been made redundant from my job as a techie. I’d been blogging for several...
Is anybody listening?

Is anybody listening?

I’d like to write more books. I enjoy writing and I have ideas and information that I want so share, and packaging it up neatly in a coherent volume is a bit different to just churning out blog posts. For one thing, it’s more permanent; I’ve sent copies of Jade Pearls...

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