I don’t know about you, but I love podcasts. I don’t know when I discovered them …. a few years ago, I think. Now, I listen to them a lot. Usually when I’m travelling, or when I’m out running.

It happens a lot …. well, not a whole lot, but often enough. “Kurt, what is it that publishers and publishing houses are really looking for?”, they ask.

This is a difficult one. Not easy to explain. Not easy to prove …. unless, of course, you come from the same neck of the woods I come from. And if you don’t, well, you’ll just have to trust me on what I have to say. It’s a touchy subject. It puts some people’s noses […]

Quite some time ago, before I had started writing these blogs, I came across an article on-line that summed up something I felt was relevant to all the authors I had met, and was still to meet. The article, which appeared in The Guardian in October 2015, wrote about the winner of the Man Booker […]

I have been living abroad, away from my home country, for long enough now to know how non-natives of English think about themselves in the world arena. Especially, when it comes to speaking, or writing. Somehow, there seems to be a feeling that they have to do it better, work harder, strive longer, etc. in […]

I think I first started reading his books during my mid teenage years. I devoured them. To say I loved them was an understatement. I just couldn’t get enough. I think much to my mother’s relief, nothing out of the ordinary came of me with respect reading Stephen King books. She never did say anything, […]

One of my favourite stories, and one that I find myself telling authors time and time again, comes from one of my favourite authors, Tim Ferriss. For those of you who know me reasonably well, you will have heard me talk about Tim, or indeed his first book, The Four Hour Work Week. Having spent […]