Woodville Parish Council

Welcome to Woodville

A village in Kent that you won’t find on any map.
Witch-Free Since 1973

Here’s One Way To Write A First Draft

Here’s One Way To Write A First Draft

I’ve been working on a new way of writing the first draft of my novel. And it’s been working really well… so far… TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks. Apologies for the hair. Still in lockdown and two weeks till I get a haircut, so this is going to get worse before it gets...
Another FREE short story for you…

Another FREE short story for you…

Part two of The Miss Charlotte Quartet — The Last Night of the Witchfinder General — is now available completely free to anyone who subscribes to the Woodville Village Newsletter. Sign up and grab your copy here… https://witchesofwoodville.com/#library​...
A New Logo for the Village of Woodville

A New Logo for the Village of Woodville

The parish council of Woodville Village is delighted to unveil the new village logo: Village Head Librarian, Miss Araminta Cranberry, stated, “This is a vast improvement on the previous village sign, which many said looked like a squirrel nailed to a cross. This...
The First Round of Edits Are Away!

The First Round of Edits Are Away!

Why do I love editors? Because they help me create a better book. I’ve spent the last week or so in the first round of edits for my next book Babes in the Wood, and here’s what I learned… TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks, Mark Stay here. Last time we talked, I’d just started...
Babes in the Wood COVER REVEAL

Babes in the Wood COVER REVEAL

Today we reveal the outstanding cover art from Harry Goldhawk for the second of the Witches of Woodville books, Babes in the Wood. Behold…   I mean… look at it. Just gorgeous and full of mystery. Look at the eyes in the woods!! The book will be...
FIVE TIPS: BEFORE YOU EDIT YOUR NOVEL

FIVE TIPS: BEFORE YOU EDIT YOUR NOVEL

I’ve got the notes from my editor on my manuscript. Now what? After a week of avoiding my edits, it’s time to knuckle down. Here are five quick tips to help you sort through editor notes before you start your next draft… TRANSCRIPT: Hello folks,...
The First Edits for Babes in the Wood…

The First Edits for Babes in the Wood…

I’ve just got my first set of notes back from my editor for the next Witches of Woodville book BABES IN THE WOOD, so this is a great time to take you on the journey with me from editing a book to publication. I run through what a marked-up manuscript from an editor...
Who wants a free short story? Or four?

Who wants a free short story? Or four?

Subscribers to my newsletter can get a free short story I’ll See You In My Dreams – the first part of The Miss Charlotte Quartet. Sign up to the Woodville Village Newsletter here to make sure you don’t miss out. I explain what it’s all about...