A Short Story In defence of Jackdaw Scrummach, it should be recorded that he was never very good at saying no. He wasn’t exactly a ‘yes-man’, but he was certainly not a ‘no-man’, and that was why he ended up knocking on Polly Seton’s door so terribly early in the morning. Or rather, why he … Continue reading Another Kind of Luck : A Short Story
I would recommend Career of Evil to any crime fan, but if you're looking for the goofy and sly satirical plot of the previous two novels, that's not what you'll find here. This is Robert Galbraith at "his" most fiendish and entertaining.
The list of banned books is a pretty impressive though not particularly exclusive club. And the number one reason for most being on there is not obscenity or insensitivity: it is fear. Fear, which makes us self-censor our words and stop before we write. Fear, which can make us better writers and readers... but only if we let it.
Oscar Wilde said: If at first you don't succeed, redefine success. When you think hard enough about it, this is all literature is about. Reinvention, imagination and just a little bit of gumption.
Ah the catcall – the unsolicited dick-pick made IRL. Every time a catcaller opens their mouth, it’s tempting to put a gun in it. I've avoided writing about it until now, but I'm beginning to realise that unless everyone is talking about the issue - no one is going to listen. This post may be NSFW.
To make my ‘writing holiday’ more like a holiday and less like I’m sitting at a computer all day caffeinating myself into a heart attack, I decided to pack up my pens and spend some time scribbling in a few of my favourite haunts in London. The result: Six days, six coffees for the writerly Londoner.
Different writers have different styles of writing. That’s a given.Yet one element that has always fascinated me but readers and aspiring writers don’t necessarily ever see is the writer’s style of creation.
Spending the weekend out of London to look after the family dog, my plan was also to spend some quality time writing. But despite the perfect timing, the endless hours to myself, I hit the writing wall. So instead of watching Netflix all day, I thought I'd write a blog about it and why spending time not writing is not always a bad thing.
Recently, I’ve read a lot about the role of the online world in the lives of writers. At the Writer’s Digest Annual Forum 2015, FutureBook were there on stage talking about writing and the community, assessing the impact community has had upon the way we write and the way we publish literature. “Once,” they commented, … Continue reading Of Astronauts and Authors (Or Why Writers Dream Big)
Fact: Writers are weird. Double Fact: This is especially when we’re surrounded by other oddballs who understand a little of what we’re talking about. Or a blog about the weird things writers only talk about with other writers