Following the excitement of last week's performance of my one-act play, Antarctica, I have some more good news to report: I have a feature in the January issue of Writing Magazine. It covers ways in which you can break the accepted rules of writing successfully.
    Anyone who knows my attitude to misplaced apostrophes and similar slips might think this makes me a hypocrite, but I assure you I'm not advocating sloppiness or turning into a grammar rebel. For proof, I'm afraid you'll have to get your hands on a copy of the magazine. It's out now, available from larger newsagents or online at
    An article published in a respected magazine and a play performed at a prestigious venue–not a bad way to end 2015. I know I've yet to receive a BAFTA or the Booker Prize, but every success is welcome. I hope mine will encourage all the writers out there who are still waiting for their own success. Everything you write is an achievement. Keep at it, keep learning and celebrate each step on the way. If I can do it, so can you!