Writing about writing about writing: The index

I’ve been doing this review process for almost a year. The first post was back in June 2020. In that time I’ve reviewed just less than 100 books and mentioned a further 30 on the shelves. A friendly reader asked me to include an index so here we go: Book Rating Type WAWAW Elements ofContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing: The index”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 21

Part 21 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here As per the last of these I’ve been reading “How to Write comics” books. First up was the sequel to Drawing Words & Writing Pictures which was inContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 21”

3 Reviews

These are three seemingly very different books but all sent to me because I link them together through location Advanced Triggernometry by the incomparable Stark Holborn Million-Story City by Marcus Preece (does contain a Western novella so some link/comparison can be made) Manson’s Bristol Miscellany is set in Bristol, home to Stark and the publisherContinue reading “3 Reviews”

Guest Post by Dan Coxon – The Sickness and the Cure: Mental Health in Horror

Horror has always been a genre that rests heavily on its tropes, from the suspicious stranger to the abandoned cabin in the woods. Unfortunately, it has also at times relied on a toxic trope that can damage more than it entertains: that of the mentally ill psychopath. I’m currently crowdfunding the anthology Out of theContinue reading “Guest Post by Dan Coxon – The Sickness and the Cure: Mental Health in Horror”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 20

Part 20 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here This time round (and next) I’m talking books about comics. It’s been a long-held desire of mine to write for comics (friendly editors take note.) Seven Deadly SwordsContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 20”

Clockwork Sister – A Review

Clockwork Sister by M E Rodman is the sixth release in the Luna Novella series by Luna Press Publishing. This is an ambitious novella which crams a fantasy novel’s worth of worldbuilding into a small space. The story follows Aeon a simulacra, a creation of flesh and clockwork magically combined to protect their rich human’s fromContinue reading “Clockwork Sister – A Review”

Out of the Darkness Kickstarter launches

I’m very excited to see that my friends over at Unsung have launched a new Kickstarter: Out of the Darkness and it looks fabulous. I was a big fan of their previous anthologies 2084 and This Dreaming Isle which were both gorgeous books full of great stories, so I expect this one to be too.Continue reading “Out of the Darkness Kickstarter launches”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 19

Part 19 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here As promised last time I’ve moved onto the books I have about editing and revision. I also received and read the Pocket Workshop from Clarion. As per usualContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 19”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 18

Part 18 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here I’ve moved onto Nuts & Bolts for specific genres First up was Orson Scott Card’s How to Write SF&F. I’m aware that Card is a problematic figure andContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 18”