Author: Blues

NaNo Survival Kit 4

NaNo Survival Kit

Newsreader: Good evening. This is the 6 o’clock news at the Novelists’ News Network studio. Novelists around the world are preparing for ‘Thirty Days and Nights of literary abandon’ according to the organisers of National Novel...

Behind the Keyboard: Please Mind the Gap 1

Behind the Keyboard: Please Mind the Gap

Welcome back to Behind the Keyboard! This was supposed to be a weekly column but alas, exams got in the way. But we’re back! And in good time too because NaNoWriMo is coming up....

Behind the Keyboard: The Plot bunny 6

Behind the Keyboard: The Plot bunny

Picture this. You’re in class.  An exam. A meeting. Either way, you’re in a place where you’re trapped and you can’t leave, when suddenly you see a stampede of plot bunnies coming towards you,...

Behind the keyboard: On being a writer 5

Behind the keyboard: On being a writer

We writers, as a group, must be very strange to outsiders. For one thing, we sometimes hear voices in our head. However, we sometimes call them our characters. We write down the things they...