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”

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 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”

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”