On Sunday I reached a milestone in my reading life. I finished The Cuckoo's Calling and moved to add it to my steadily-growing pile of books under the sloping arm of the sofa, only to find it didn't fit. I've had to move the pile to accommodate it, and it now sits behind the sofa, which isn't … Continue reading I’m at a crisis point
I came across this entry at Count My Stars and was originally going to leave a comment, but found I had more to say than I'd thought, so I decided to write a post about it instead. In case you don't read the original post, it's a critique of an editorial telling people they should … Continue reading The notion that books should be edifying
Three years ago I decided to write a novel for NaNoWriMo. It was an idea I'd had milling about my head for a while, and I thought it would do me good as I'd been working on my "main" novel (the formerly-urban-now-high-fantasy one) for so long. I had a basic plot mapped out, as well … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
When I went to see Sarah J. Maas' talk at the Edinburgh Book Festival a few months ago, she spoke about how her writing is inspired by music. She described how she listens to the music in an almost meditative state to get herself in the right frame of mind to write a scene. I … Continue reading Are you inspired by music?