On writing about bloody good books

Let’s talk about the life blood of authors. That’s reviews, right? I mean, after wine, cheesy pasta, and a good set of pyjamas. It’s reviews. Still, that makes them damn important. …Mmm, cheesy pasta… Because there’s so many books you could pick up and read, it all starts to boil down to how you pick your next word-candy. There’s only so many precious reading hours in the day, so you want to choose wisely. Personally, I’ll go with: authors I’ve read before authors I know personally and already respect their work authors I’ve heard about (generally from other authors I…

Are you NaNoWriMo-ing?

Are you? Well, are you? Of course, if you’ve not heard of NaNoWriMo, then there’s a fairly high possibility that you think I might be talking about some new trendy form of high-rise city slicker drug parties, or perhaps a new type of technical hackery that’s gradually taking over the interwebs when we’re not watching. But no, this would be the yearly foray into writing a shedload of words in not a lot of time and generally doing ALL OF THE WRITING YOU POSSIBLY CAN. I did it last year, and it was great fun, and I was massively knackered…