And so the experiment concludes. Having written 20357 words in 24 hours, I can’t say that I am exactly sorry to find that I don’t have a novella but a robust, detailed outline for a novel on my hands.
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Whilst I am wrestling with my #24-Hour-Novella, I am handing over to Stephen King for this week’s writing tips. Enjoy! Continue reading Writing Tips From Stephen King
It is with great excitement (and some butterflies in my belly) that I announce the ultimate writing challenge, which I am determined to take on over this coming weekend.
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If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison Continue reading On Books: Toni Morrison
As the dust begins to settle on the recent Brexit vote, I am writing from in between a rock and a hard place.
After all, I am in the business of imagining the kind of big, world-changing developments that make up alternative histories. Just never thought I’d live to see one.
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Meet Rachel, a new-born zombie ready to devour the first-best unfortunate human she can get hold of. One of the leading ladies in the gripping short story ‘The Run’, I proudly present an excerpt for your reading pleasure:
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Most writers seem to be under the impression that they have to choose. Crucially, it is often thought that only those who find the right genre and stick to it can succeed.
Continue reading “3 Advantages of Writing Cross-Genre Fiction”
I first began to imagine the New World Project whilst in conversation with a real-life quantum physicist.
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