Tag: writing

Ripley and Diesel

News Bash

Today I return to the Dust Lounge to move some dust around, and generally bash your eyes with NEWS, sweet NEWS. And this news doesn’t involve any voting, politics or fact-checking so y’all can relax. NEWS 1 – the Dust Lounge is now populated with AN EXTRA KITTEN. Diesel needed some company, so Ripley has joined us. She’s a proper…

Case

Do you write with plots or pants?

Here’s the question – are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you work out the ins-and-the-outs of what’s going to be happening in that story you’re about to tell, or do you sit down and let your pants take you where they will? Are you an organised planner, or do you set a fire under yourself and write by…

Metropolitan Dreams

Chatting with Mark A King – author of Metropolitan Dreams

Today I am all sorts of pleased to welcome Mark A King to the Dust Lounge. The author of brilliant debut novel Metropolitan Dreams, and general all around top dude, we chatted about all things bookish, inspiration and cheese. So without further ado, let’s get down to the good stuff. *Bing-bong, doors closing, going up* Give us your elevator pitch…

NaNoWriMo

Are you NaNoWriMo-ing?

Are you? Well, are you? Of course, if you’ve not heard of NaNoWriMo, then there’s a fairly high possibility that you think I might be talking about some new trendy form of high-rise city slicker drug parties, or perhaps a new type of technical hackery that’s gradually taking over the interwebs when we’re not watching. But no, this would be…

Flashdogs

The FlashDogs are back and this time they’re even shorter

It’s been a while since the FlashDogs have been out and about, prowling the digital streets, releasing fine paper beasts of flash fiction into the wild and raising money for charity. This is sad, because I missed them. But it’s good, because they’re each up to other things, other projects, and that is all very exciting. But now they’re back…