Over the Christmas break, a friend shared Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2016 Book Challenge, a reading framework designed to help readers ‘explore new territory, revisit old favorites, and finally read those books you’ve been putting off for years.’ Continue reading
That’s right folks. Shock, horror. A wannabe novelist who has actually been putting the hours in. And, as boring as it sounds it is the truth. Continue reading
The London Literature Festival (Monday 28 September 2015 – Monday 12 October 2015) is nearly here and with my new London base I’ve got the time and inclination to see a bit of it–in between writing for my new course, of course.
Deciding to apply for one of the larger creative writing courses under the influence was perhaps, in hindsight, ill-advised. The ask was for the first 3,000 words of your novel. The outcome would be an honest appraisal from someone who reads hundreds of first 3,000 words a year.
If there’s one thing I loved more than reading Roald Dahl as a kid, it was listening to Roald Dahl audiobooks on My First Sony Walkman. Remember those? With the see-through back and coloured cogs?
Delicious, diverting and just a little bit naughty, procrastination is the adult equivalent of skipping class to hang out in the park with your friends and a bottle of White Lightning. Continue reading
Sorry, I couldn’t resist. A very belated thank you, @JosClothes and the awsomesauce brains behind Calligraphuck.com.