I know that many of you are bibliophiles, some of you are bibliosophs, and a fair few of you are definitely bibliolaters. I mean I can tell just by looking at you 😉. And from what I see on my Facebook timeline, I suspect that my friends’ list harbours quite a few who even indulge… Continue reading SO MANY BOOKS, SO MANY BIBLIO WORDS, SO LITTLE TIME by M.A. Binfield
Sometimes the world can seem a dark, depressing, and a never changing place, especially as you trawl your way through social and mainstream media. But as the old saying goes, empty vessels make the most noise, and so that can cloud your view of the world. Every so often I’m reminded, in small ways, that the… Continue reading Beautiful generational change by Jenny Frame
Woolgathering in cafés or people-gazing… My usual sources of inspiration have been sorely lacking lately, thanks to lockdown. And my other main source, travelling… Well, not possible either. I could, of course, walk around every day in the 1 km perimeter allowed, and try to soak up the atmosphere, but it’s just not the same.… Continue reading Imagination running dry? By Aimee
I log onto Twitter every day and have brief chats with various writing and creative peers. I read their stories, share their joys and pat their shoulders with empathy when they express disappointments or perceived failures. The immediacy of Twitter and the quick-fire nature of the conversations we have there suits me, and my generally… Continue reading A Daily Burst of Inspiration (In 140 Characters Or Less!) by Ileandra Young
There’s a running joke among my author friends about how I never have a title. I’ve written novels before coming up with a title (I’ve even written a novel without naming a main character until the end). Titles (and names) are two things that always evade me the longest. My editors often end up titling… Continue reading In Thanks by ‘Nathan Burgoine
Sometimes you find adventure and acceptance in new places
There’s so much to be said for a safe space...
What an amazing, outstanding, deliciously wordy weekend...
I'm sitting in my office, watching huge snowflakes blow frantically in the wind like frozen cotton balls as I get the December BSB UK Newsletter ready. It's a beautiful and timely reminder of the month about to begin. A few personal thoughts By the time December comes around, most of us are ready for a bit… Continue reading Let it snow…
When I was eight years old I wrote poorly-reasoned mystery stories featuring characters named after my friends. This was quite confusing because two of my friends had the same name, which doesn’t really work in fiction, but I’ll let myself off the hook because commercial success wasn’t high on my list. When I was fourteen… Continue reading Oh, and what kind of books do you write? by Matthew Bright