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12 Books in 12 Months

writing books and blogging about it

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”

October Reads

Funnily enough I didn’t get as much reading done in October as in previous months. I didn’t get as much anything done, to be honest. Here is a synopsis of what I did manage to get through (TL;DR – it was mainly keeping a tiny human alive). Continue reading “October Reads”

September Reads

Somewhat late but here nonetheless, here’s the sketch re what I read and wrote in September. HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS.

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Here’s Your P45, Mrs Danvers

We recently listened to an audiobook of Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier. There follows a collection of thoughts on the matter, **including spoilers**.

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