International Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day, it seems appropriate to honour the great female writers and characters out there. First up, a few of my favourite books by female authors: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg – a powerful book that really hammers home that you can do anything you put your mind to, glass ceilings be…

Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing

In honour of Elmore Leonard, who has died after having a stroke, I thought I’d take a look at his 10 rules of writing, so many of which I agree with wholeheartedly (especially numbers three and six).  Leonard was a talented writer who’ll be missed, but he has left us with his lessons and words…