There must be thousands of writers' blogs, so why am I adding to them?  I suppose I could blame the compulsion writers feel to write, whether anyone reads what they put or not.  There's also the desire to share.  Perhaps my experiences as a writer, good and not so good, might inspire, inform or at least make someone else feel they aren't doing so badly.

I aim to include any nuggets and writing tips that might be of interest to other writers, the occasional short piece or extract from my own work, quotes and anything else that catches my fancy.

Here's a start:

Ben Jonson said that he aimed to "hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature".

I write mostly in the fantasy, science fiction and speculative genres, yet I still believe that's what I should be aiming for.