Anni’s Blog

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Scythe ~ Neal Shusterman

This is one of the best YA books I’ve read in recent years. Not only does it have an exciting story, but it also poses lots of moral and philosophical questions in an understandable way. I’m convinced that this is going to become a standard text in schools over the […]Read more »

Girl in Snow ~ Danya Kukafka

I heard Danya Kukafka interviewed on DIY MFA and immediately added ‘Girl in Snow’ to my ‘Must Reads’ list. I loved the way Danya described telling this story from three completely different points of view. I love a good whodunnit, and enjoyed this immensely, despite it being more about the […]Read more »

In the Margin

I have posted another story onto Wattpad which you can find here This was a fun story to write and as I limited it to a thousand words it mean that I had to make every single word count. The garden in the story was inspired by my grandmother’s. Gran grew […]Read more »

The Girl with All the Gifts

Yeah, yeah. Maybe I’m a little behind the times, but I’ve just read ‘The Girl with all the Gifts’ by M.R. Carey after listening to this episode of the Best Seller Experiment. You should definitely read this if you would like to know what it might be like to be […]Read more »

NaNoWriMo novel enters second draft!

Hello my lovelies! After a good break it’s time to get down to editing the second draft of the NaNo novel. I’ve had time to lots for thinking and planning over the holiday season and I’m ready to add lots of twists and surprises. How did you spend your holidays?

My NaNoWriMo novel

It’s now over the 65K word mark. I’m writing much more slowly than I did in November, but I’ve been spending a lot of time refining details in the plot and establishing how the characters are growing and changing. I’d love to tell you about all the things that happen, […]Read more »

Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman

I love Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy and ‘Sally Lockhart’ quartet and I’m sure I’m going to pick up some brilliant tips from this series of essays on storytelling. I’ll add more posts as I make my way through the book. The first essay ‘Magic Carpets’ is about a […]Read more »

NaNoWriMo 2017

50,879 words in thirty days. What a ride it’s been! This has been my first ever NanoWriMo and although it’s been hard work, it has definitely been an experience I am going to repeat. In these thirty days I have written around two-thirds of the first draft of a novel […]Read more »