NaNo, NaNo NaNo, NaNo NaNo there’s (Na)No limits

There’s no WAWAW this week as I’ve been trying to keep up with NaNoWriMo wordcounts (spoiler – I’m behind) if you’re doing NaNo then feel free to add me as a buddy – I’m on there as Psutto. I’ve sent the two novellas for the secret project to the publisher (one was finished using NaNoContinue reading “NaNo, NaNo NaNo, NaNo NaNo there’s (Na)No limits”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 13

Part 13 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 Part 13 on Friday the 13th you say? What could possibly go wrong… First up this time round, continuing the ‘generic writing books by actual authors’ is ChuckContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 13”

Only the Broken Remain review & interview with the author

Dan Coxon – Only the Broken Remain (out 12 November, Black Shuck Books) Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) Only the Broken Remain is a collection of fourteen weird horror stories, populated by the lost and the downtrodden, the forgotten and the estranged. Some are new, some have previously been published inContinue reading “Only the Broken Remain review & interview with the author”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 12

Part 12 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 I said last time round I’m doing NaNoWriMo (currently at 6074 words which is off the pace!) so less reading time available. However I did manage toContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 12”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 11

Part 11 of an intermittent series (although it does seem to be fairly mittent until now) where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here Getting this in before I probably neglect this blog for NaNoWriMo (although it’s not National and I’m notContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 11”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 10

Part 10 (although the numbering is becoming ever more inaccurate due to going off at tangents. This one includes a mini-tangent) 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 I hinted in the last blog I’ve beenContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 10”

Writing About Writing About Writing – a slight detour

Part 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’m calling this a slight detour as I’m adding some thoughts about writing books that I’ve read that are not really in the nut&bolts section (in which I’m currentlyContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing – a slight detour”

Bristol Festival of Literature

As ever I’ve been helping organise Bristol Festival of Literature and the programme for 2020 has just been released. Check it out. There is a a Writer’s Retreat and a Climate Writing workshop among other great contect, and I’ll be hosting a panel on storytelling across different media As all events are free and onlineContinue reading “Bristol Festival of Literature”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 9

Part 9 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 I previously reported I’ve been reading the How to Nuts & Bolts book The Making of a Story This has the standard creative writing topics – description,Continue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 9”