Audiobooks have been described as a ‘rising star’ of the publishing industry. They’re seeing vast growth year-on-year, as people use mobiles and eBook readers to access them. There are many ways to create an audiobook. Text-to-speech technology converts eBooks to audiobooks on the fly, often with high quality, human-like speech. Or you …
It’s December – and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is over for another year. Having written 50,000 words in November, the mind and body are in need a bit of a break. I’ve taken part in Nanowrimo a number of times and found it an incredibly rigorous, inspiring, exhausting and valuable experience. Here are my […]
A submissions editor for a literary journal recently revealed on Reddit a list of submissions that editors get sick of reading, as well as things they want to see in submissions. One of these was humour.
Like many migrants from the Northern Hemisphere, when the festive season comes around the glorious summer weather just doesn't feel right. So this year it was off to Europe for some cold, darkness and the glitter of Christmas.
NaNoWriMo: End of Week 4 A big hooray for everyone who had a go at writing a 50,000 word novel from scratch this November
Hitting the NaNoWriMo word count target is wonderful, but it doesn't mean the effort is over. In fact, as exhaustion sets in, the work has only just begun...
It's time to celebrate reaching the half-way post in Nanowrimo. But don't forget to backup your (hopefully) half-completed masterpiece...
It’s the shared suffering of fellow authors that gets you through an ordeal like NaNoWriMo. Here's part 2 in our series of plot panic and wordcount woe.
NaNoWriMo Day 1 So it’s the first of November and this year’s NaNoWriMo has started – just 30 days to write a 50,000 word novel. How there’ll be time to write a weekly blog on this is anyone’s guess, but this is attempt No. 1. The kick-off At midnight on Hallowe’en, as the spooks fled […]
With Hallowe’en nigh, it’s the time of year for ghost stories, creepy tales, and writing that makes readers leave the light on. How can you make your story scary and suspenseful?