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November Reads

Holy Moly, it’s my November Reads! And some other updates too.

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Ten Writing Rules For Jonathan Franzens

On Thursday people on Twitter were losing their minds over one thing and one thing only – Jonathan Franzen’s ten rules for aspiring writers.* I’m not linking, they’re on Lithub if you want a look and included such gems as ‘when information becomes free and universally accessible, voluminous research for a novel is devalued along with it.’ What a legend. Continue reading “Ten Writing Rules For Jonathan Franzens”

Permission to Parent-Blog

This blog began life as a chronicle of my attempt to write 12 books in 12 months back in Ye Olde Dayes of 2011 (7 years ago, woah there). These days it’s a far more sporadic account of what I’m reading and writing, and other loosely connected topics in that area. Generally speaking, I’ve tried to keep my personal life separate, except when there’s a clear connection (e.g. When Writers Move House). BUT, this year in particular, that has meant I’ve just not really updated very much. Continue reading “Permission to Parent-Blog”

June Reads

Half way through the year you say? It’s basically Christmas. It’s practically 2019! The passage of time is always creeping up on you innit. So here are my June reads. Continue reading “June Reads”

Competitive Dad Says

For the past couple of months my partner and I have been going swimming a couple of times a week in a vague attempt to build some sort of core stamina to see us through the coming apocalypse. We generally divide our time between three different pools (depending on the timing and location of various post-work activities). At one of these, we often encounter Competitive Dad. This is a thing inspired by his terrible chat. I hope his poor daughters rebel hard.

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May Reads

Could it really be June already? Yes, obviously it is. So here’s my thoroughly exciting roundup of what went on at 12 Books Towers during May. Hang on to your hats.

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