Author Archives: JR Lawrence
When in doubt about a scene, when it feels wrong, broken-backed, vague… … go to the core relationship. Who is doing what to whom, with whom and why. I need to keep reminding myself of this, every single time. … Continue reading
Right now the universe seems determined to separate me from the keyboard; in December, only 4 days after successfully completing 50K words to win Nanowrimo, my laptop (an infant of only six month age, sir) slipped from my hand as I packed … Continue reading
Those first pieces were 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 8,000 words long. But there was a longer story nudging at my subconscious, bubbling up to the surface in bits and pieces and bobbing there ready to be netted and brought aboard. The … Continue reading
I remember vividly my first attempts to corral scraps of words into a longer form piece. It was over 15 years ago, in a north London cafe which managed to be both aggressively overlit and irremediably gloomy. The words in … Continue reading
It’s frankly extraordinary that almost 500 years after the reformation the café at work still serves fish every Friday. Haddock and cod fishcakes to be precise. With chips. Yum.