The Book Designer

Great writing is about so much more than just putting words onto a page.

It’s about editing.

It’s about marketing.

It’s about publishing.

And there are lots of tough decisions to make, too.

How do you structure your novel?

How do you know whose feedback to listen to?

How do you build your audience?

The Writer’s Cookbook is here to help you to answer these questions and many, many more.

There are posts from published authors and writers just starting out. From poets and competition judges to copywriters.

My audience is diverse, but there’s one thing that binds us: our unwavering love of writing.

We give you the ingredients. It’s up to you which recipe you follow.

Why The Writer’s Cookbook?

When I finished my MA in Creative Writing back in 2014, I wasn’t ready for the learning to end.

I’d learnt so much from my year of study. I wanted to keep learning, but I also wanted to share what I’d learnt, too.

And what better way to do that than with a blog?

The Writer’s Cookbook is a combination of everything that I’ve learnt from four years of studying Creative Writing at university, and everything that I’ve learnt since.

And wow, have I learnt a lot since then.

Academia teaches you the theory, but it’s life that teaches you what really works.

In 2016, I published my first book, What Happens in New York. In 2017, I published my second, What Happens in London, and my first nonfiction book, Productivity for Writers.

Since then, I’ve continued to write and publish blog posts for The Writer’s Cookbook and my author blog, as well as The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, The Writing Cooperative, The Startup, and more.

The Writer’s Cookbook was not an overnight success. It’s taken years of passion, tenacity, and hard work.

But now, I’m proud of the readership that I’m continuing to build, and the help that I’ve offered my readers.