The ghosts of NaNoWriMo past. 2016

Welcome back to my trip through the NaNo projects of the past. This time, I’m looking at 2016. I didn’t attempt NaNo in 2015, I was otherwise engaged in adjusting to life after work, as I mentioned last week. My … Continued

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The ghosts of NaNoWriMo past. 2014

November begins tomorrow and I’ll be busy trying to complete NaNoWriMo for the seventh time. I thought that it would be a nice idea to show you some extracts from previous years NaNo projects. I actually wrote all these posts … Continued

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All calm on the surface.

There always seems to be so much to do. You might think that a writer’s life is easy. You just sit around waiting for inspiration, type a few words here and there, then watch as the royalties roll in. Actually, … Continued

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Blowing my own Trumpet

Because, if you don’t, who will? I was always told, when I was growing up, never to be boastful or show off. My father used to tell me that if I did, nobody would like me. I’ve always taken his … Continued

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A free Short Story

I recently shared this short story in a Facebook group, it seemed like a good idea to give it a wider audience, so here it is for you. The Next Big Thing was originally published as one of my Sci-fi … Continued

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I’ve decided on my project for NaNoWriMo 2021

It’s that time of year again. Around this time of year, I decide which of my works-in-progress will become my NaNoWriMo challenge for the year. This year, as I already said, I had a shortlist of three possibles, I Remember … Continued

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It’s nearly that time again. NaNoWriMo 2021

Is it that time of year already? August is half-gone, which means that the year is rapidly disappearing behind us. November is less than three months away. Almost before I’ve realised it, it’s time to consider the next iteration of … Continued

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The ghosts of NaNoWriMo past. 2019

Welcome to the last of this year’s retrospective NaNoWriMo posts. Today, I’m telling you all about last year’s attempt. Let me tell you a little bit more about The Hitman and the Thief. The idea for the novel came from … Continued

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