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!
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.
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.
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.