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”

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”

Real Writers

Imposter Syndrome – insidious isn’t it? I posted on Twitter that I wasn’t feeling like a ‘real writer’ so was pondering a post on imposter syndrome and got some nice advice from the lovely people of Twitter. More than one person sent me this: The lovely Frances Hardinge who I once had the pleasure ofContinue reading “Real Writers”