Category: Writing

Video: Should you take the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

With November fast approaching, you might be considering taking part in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Challenge. But what is it like to take part? In this video (my first ‘proper’ video and my first writing video on my YouTube channel), I talk about my experience of taking part in NaNoWriMo over the last […]

A tribute to Terry Pratchett

I don’t normally go in for this sort of thing. It seems like a lot of celebrities have passed away recently, including many who I admired or respected. Normally, however, I just think “that’s a bit sad” and try to move on, since I feel that anything I say will somehow sound hollow or insincere, or will […]

In Defence of… Changing Things

Given my interests and line of work (i.e. the fact that I am a massive nerd), you probably won’t be surprised to know that a large number of my friends were the sort of people took great delight in pointing out (and complaining about) every little detail that was changed from the books to make the […]

Writing: Working with Wikis

As part of the process of creating the world for my story, I was working on a mini-website called the Databank, which contained information about the characters and the world. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was difficult to maintain and ultimately fell by the wayside. However, I recently returned […]

Writing – Introduction

OK, this blog entry is a bit different. I thought I would share some of my experience of attempting to write a series of novels and short stories. I will probably write a few entries on this subject every-so-often with updates on my progress, but for now I’d like to share some of my experiences, […]