Sunday, 8 November 2015

On Nanowrimo

So I'm doing Nanowrimo, I'm nearly 12,000 words in, and I haven't enjoyed the writing experience so much in years. There's a freedom to writing for quantity over quality that really suits the story I'm telling.

Here are some tips for Nanowrimo that I've discovered along the way:

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Nine reasons to check out The Leftovers

You’ve not heard of The Leftovers? Sacrilege. Oh you have? You just haven’t given it a go yet... okay, you’re forgiven, all is forgiven, all is okay, there is still time...

Monday, 2 November 2015

Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane by William Peter Blatty Book Review

The first thing I do when I pick up a book like this is give it a good sniff. If it's from the 60s or 70s you can guarantee that those yellowed pages of sepia-tone nostalgia will greet you with a warm, musty scent, reserved for tightly-packed second-hand bookstores and the forgotten back-rooms of thrift shops. Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane smelled great, and had a cover that reminded me of The Exorcist version that I read years ago, with its simple black background and stark white writing.