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”

What I’m Reading

I was lucky to have a copy sent to me by the publisher. I was very taken with Strandberg’s Blood Cruise and I’m happy to inform you that The Home is also excellent – albeit a quieter and more intimate horror. “Once inseparable, Joel and Nina haven’t spoken in twenty years. When Joel’s mother Monika developsContinue reading “What I’m Reading”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 8

Part 8 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 been on my holidays for a couple of weeks but i still managed to re-read a couple of the books on the shelf. I got the BestsellerContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 8”

Writing about writing about writing Review 7

Part 7 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 So we are onto ‘How to Fiction’ books and I started with the subject of reading. All writers start as readers and the writer’s path should start withContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 7”

Writing about writing about writing Review 6

Part 6 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 explained last time I’ve been reading the poetry ‘how to’s’ on my shelf. I feel that prose writers can learn a lot from poetry. About rhythm, cadenceContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 6”

Review: Mime by Chrissey Harrison

Full disclosure – Chrissey is a member of my writing group. I supported her excellent Kickstarter for this novel (you can find a lot more info about the novel and Chrissey on the Kickstarter page.) I know how hard Chrissey has worked on this novel and it shows. It’s excellently plotted and the prose reallyContinue reading “Review: Mime by Chrissey Harrison”

Writing about writing about writing Review 5

Part 5 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 Metaphors We Live By by Lakoff & Johnson. Keeping to the dull cover theme that runs through this series the first up was this book that blew myContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 5”

Writing about writing about writing Review 4

4th in an intermittent series of reviewing my writing books, with an aim of reducing how many I have. The previous post is here The subtitle for this one should be: 3 books about sentences and one about flourishes. I’m going to confess that I’ve never been able to finish this book, and if itContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 4”