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”

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”

Writing About Writing About Writing: Another Diversion

It’s fair to say that life is pretty weird for everyone right now but mine has an extra dollop of weird glop because I’ve been made redundant from the day job and have to find a job (not a unique experience for sure) – job hunting in Covid times is weird, plus I’ve been workingContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing: Another Diversion”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 14

Part 14 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 discussed last time I moved onto How to Story books reading books on story structure and storytelling First up was The Writer’s Journey by Christopher VoglerContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 14”

Only the Broken Remain review & interview with the author

Dan Coxon – Only the Broken Remain (out 12 November, Black Shuck Books) Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) Only the Broken Remain is a collection of fourteen weird horror stories, populated by the lost and the downtrodden, the forgotten and the estranged. Some are new, some have previously been published inContinue reading “Only the Broken Remain review & interview with the author”

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”