(Or is it more considering all his body parts were different ages?) January 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a classic in English literature and studied in schools throughout the UK. It's a novel known throughout the world but rather than focus on analysing the text in this … Continue reading Frankenstein is 200 years old!
Hold up! 2018 is here! How can that be? Last year was my first year of being pretty much a full time writer and it shot by in a flash. I had some short stories published, which was awesome and I've had some requests from publishers for my manuscript, which is equally awesome (I'm still … Continue reading New Year, New Gear (And Goals!)
So NaNoWriMo has been all about my new novel and I'm so excited to have the first draft finished! I don't want to give too much away, but it's a cosy murder mystery set in England in the 1950's, in a small country village. The plot centres around a reading club who focus on murder … Continue reading The End of NaNoWriMo
I nervously began my first NaNoWriMo this month and though the idea was a little intimidating to begin with, I can say wholeheartedly that I loved it! I had my WIP (a 1950s murder mystery) all plotted out but hadn't written a single word of the actual manuscript because life kept getting in the way. … Continue reading Winning or losing at NaNoWriMo?
As a lot of this blog is about writing, I wanted to write a regular article on my favourite forgotten words. You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit at the back of our minds, gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are … Continue reading Lost Words – Let’s bring ’em back!
Yesterday I began my first ever NaNoWriMo challenge. For those that don't know, it's National Novel Writing Month in November and the challenge is to write 50,000 words and produce a first draft by the end of the month. I already had a novel planned out, a 1950's murder mystery story, but due to life … Continue reading My First NaNoWriMo