Writing the First Draft is the Hardest Part

Writing the First Draft is the Hardest Part

People talk about plotters versus pantsers, and those who write their books sequentially versus those who write them ad hoc. But not many talk about those who enjoy writing a first draft and hate editing, and those who despise the messy first draft but love the...
Karen Herbert: Mount Stupid Again

Karen Herbert: Mount Stupid Again

Please welcome Karen Herbert to the attic this week. Karen and I have crossed paths a few times over the years, as fellow members of the WASO chorus and as hockey mums, so I’m thrilled to have her in the attic as a début novelist. Her crime thriller, The River...