The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon is the story of Hel, the Norse Queen of the Dead. We get the story of Hel’s life (up until Ragnarok) through her own eyes and with her own voice. The voice of the character is quite strong, but at time a bit too thick as well. Francesca Simon’s Hel … More Review: The Monstrous Child
Recently I’ve started a new kind of planning for the current work in progress and I’m just having a blast with it so I wanted to share that with everyone! I found it on the Pub Tips subreddit and had a read through the article it linked to (It’s Just a Phase by Lazette Gifford) and … More Phase Planning
Wild Nights: Camping Britain’s Extremes by Phoebe Smith Another book in my binge of nature/travel writing, this time an attempt to escape the city overnight and camp out in the extremities of my island home. This book pretty much does what it says on the tin: camping wild in Britain at some of its most … More Review: Wild Nights by Phoebe Smith
Format warning: This is another audiobook listen! I picked this one up because after a few non-fiction nature books I fancied something more like my usual fare that was a bit fun and fast-paced. I’d heard good things about We Are Legion (We Are Bob) so decided to give it a go. I’m very glad I did. … More Review: We are Legion (We Are Bob)
Just like the title says novels are hard. They take a lot of work, sometimes getting the words out for them can be like scraping the inside of your brain with a sieve. I’ve always found NaNoWriMo to be helpful in boosting my writing output just as I really love the updating chart of my word-goal … More Resource: Novels Are Hard!
Format warning: I listened to this book instead of reading so I’ll give some comments about the narrator The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland by John Lewis-Stempel is a book about a field. That sounds like it could be really boring and I rather suspect that for some people this book will be … More Review: The Running Hare
I’ve recently come back to a project and it got me thinking about the evolution of ideas and how we can make them better (or worse) as you turn them over in your mind. The idea I’ve come back to is Add Brimstone To Taste which I have mentioned before (a good while ago now) as I … More Evolution of Ideas