Chuck Wendig‘s back on the case, and challenged us to come up with a real life (non-fiction) spooky tale today, so something that really happened to us. My really spooky tales, where something happened that I can’t explain why I
Hi all Things are going well, but I must be the only writer in the world who edits a book and ends up with thousands more words. Most people say they tighten it up and remove at least 10%, often more.
Hi all I’ve finished my first read-through of The Perihelix and really enjoyed it. There weren’t as many problems as I thought, but I do feel it needs a punchier opening. I want to pay more attention to description, too,
Lionel’s Grand Adventure is a wonderful series by a talented writer, Paul Hewlett, and I’m not in the least biassed just because he’s a fellow BookElf. Neither am I biassed in my review of this, just because I received an
It’s that time of year again. You may be preparing for your Independence Day celebrations, but I’m off to camp for July. Camp NaNoWriMo, of course… Last year I wrote the first draft of The Perihelix – which didn’t have
Dear All The weather last weekend wasn’t conducive to spending much time out of doors, so I got on with the book, and made a huge amount of progress! It always amazes me how things you put in by accident
Dear all We had a wet weekend, so no campfire on Saturday night, but we enjoyed some nice days anyway and I got out to play sport on Wednesday and Thursday. One of our cabin-mates was taken ill and ended
Dear all I arrived safely and met some of the others. There are lots of us in the cabin this year, mostly ‘older’ writers which is what I wanted. Some haven’t done much yet, and most seem to have a
July has arrived, So I’m writing a book at Camp NaNoWriMo! Yes, I’m off to camp today. I’ve packed my backpack and remembered my swimming things; I’m looking forward to canoeing on the lake, singing songs round the campfire,
Once upon a time I went to Summer Camp in the USA. Wisconsin, to be precise. It was hugely enjoyable, although there were also some odd incidents as a result of people making false assumptions. Hmm, I must put that
I’ve read about the NaNoWriMo challenges from time to time. Basically participants sign up to write a novel in a month. On Kindleboards someone mentioned Camp NaNoWriMo which starts on August 1st and is a virtual summer camp for writers.