NaNoWriMo 2017 – I did it!

Taking part in this year's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) hadn't even crossed my mind - until the author Susanna Bavin suggested it. Susanna, who has appeared in my Behind The Book series, wrote a blog post featuring quotes from her writer friends about their experiences of NaNo. Having completed it in 2015 (just), I added … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017 – I did it!

New Series Alert: Behind The Book – Meet The Author.

I love to read (as you can probably tell by the number of reviews I post) but quite often when a book is finished I am left with questions - not about plot or character development, necessarily, more about the author and their path to print. Sometimes I itch to send them a tweet or … Continue reading New Series Alert: Behind The Book – Meet The Author.

Friday 500 Writing Challenge – Update Four.

We are all human and we all make mistakes but that hasn't stopped me being quietly scathing when I have found errors in books - at least until I started writing my own. The thing that used to make me cross was when the name of the character pitched as the hero was accidentally swapped for that of the … Continue reading Friday 500 Writing Challenge – Update Four.

Friday 500 – Update Two.

At around week eight of the writing challenge I'm undertaking with my friend Kate, I realised something. Something big. Something I probably should have realised a long, long time ago. No, not that I can't write (although I really do wonder sometimes). It's that I write like a reader. By that I mean the story that appears … Continue reading Friday 500 – Update Two.