Guest post by Stark Holborn and review of Ten Low

Stark Holborn is a novelist, games writer, film reviewer, and the author of Nunslinger, Triggernometry and the forthcoming Ten Low. My review of Ten Low follows Stark’s post. I got to ask her about her writing by asking: What did you learn about writing while writing this book? I studied literature at university, and critical reading formed a largeContinue reading “Guest post by Stark Holborn and review of Ten Low”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 22

Part 22 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 on to Nuts & Bolts of Scriptwriting. First up was the venerable Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri. I’m not sure about this book. ItContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 22”

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”

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”

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”

Review: Anna by Sammy HK Smith

Anna by Sammy HK Smith Coming from Solaris 27th May Minor spoilers ahead. “I was Anna now. I must remember. They say you can tell someone’s personality from a name. Anna was gracious. Anna was compliant. I had to be Anna.” After finishing this I felt like I’d been emotionally beaten. Which is kind ofContinue reading “Review: Anna by Sammy HK Smith”