Category: fiction

How to win at NaNoWriMo

    What exactly is NaNoWriMo? During November many people have only one thing on their mind – winning NaNoWriMo and ending the month having written a novel. Becoming a fully fledged novelist. The name is short for National Novel Writing Month but it…

The First John O’Groats Book Festival

This weekend was the first John O’Groats book festival. I’ve looked forward to this for a while and I’m happy to say that it was an enjoyable event that gave me a lot to think about. Spread over two days, Friday kicked off the…

What I Learned From My Creative Writing Courses

As an editor I’m trained to edit. I can take an author’s book and polish it. I can address the grammar, spelling and flow along with all the other editory type things that us editors do. I can tell an author what’s working and…