Half way through the year that feels like a decade

Well the first half of the year was pretty eventful.</understatement> I gave myself a challenge this year to try not buy any books and reduce the TBR. That’s been going pretty well, but mainly because I’ve not been to any bookshops or events for the last 4 months! So far this year I’ve read 79Continue reading “Half way through the year that feels like a decade”

Writing about writing about writing – on and off the shelves

I have a number of books spread over the shelves that are written by authors I have fiction books from. I don’t plan to put these to the test. I’ve previously read them and placed them on the shelves. Some of these are collected non-fiction or essays which may include writing advice. Some are writingContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing – on and off the shelves”

Writing about writing about writing Review 2

This is part of an ongoing series of posts. Part one is here and part two here Sticking with books that are at a word and sentence level, I’ve read (sometimes scanned) the following books for review this time round: The Complete Plain Words The edition I have is hardback, printed in 1986 bought fromContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing Review 2”

Remember me to one who lives there

Things have got weird but we always have stories right? And this unassuming set of tales is due to drop in a little less than 24 hours. It seems like a long time ago (it was) when we discussed these three anthologies from Grimbold Books (Lost Gods and Unexpected Heroines are also due out soon)Continue reading “Remember me to one who lives there”

Everything is banal and jejune (or what I learned about writing by growing a beard)

When my beard was short I got a lot of comments that I looked like this guy Last year I let my beard grow (mostly – it does get tidied now and then) And now I think I look like But what lots of other people think I look like I mean, obviously a lotContinue reading “Everything is banal and jejune (or what I learned about writing by growing a beard)”