Video Diary: NaNoWriMo

So National Novel Writing Month is nearly here.  What’s it like to work through the goal of writing 50,000 words of your novel in November? Kristina Horner shows us her 8th year’s experience of the programme – in only 7 minutes. This video is a kaleidoscope of emotions in the life of a young person.Continue reading “Video Diary: NaNoWriMo”

Advice to novel writers

Just what we need for November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) – or whenever the decision to first draft a novel strikes – some very useful writing tips recorded online.  BBC World Service radio has made available an entire series called “Writing Time” – each episode a 13 minute recording. Topics covered include: advice for aspiringContinue reading “Advice to novel writers”

Do you want to write a novel?

Headsup: November is the NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – a free programme which sets you a deadline to write a novel in a month.  November.  It’s based in America, but it is international. Details here: So if you have a half-written novel in a drawer somewhere, or a brilliant idea you haven’t gotContinue reading “Do you want to write a novel?”