Anni’s Blog

16 posts

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 »

NaNoWriMo 2017 starts tomorrow!

I’m so excited to be starting on my first NaNoWriMo! I have an idea that has been wandering around inside my head looking for a chance to escape and make itself known to the world for the last couple of years and now is its chance. Can I manage 1,667 […]Read more »

My favourite writing podcasts

I thought I would share some of my favourite podcasts with you today. I love to get inspiration and information while I am driving or cooking especially. We all have to do things that keep your hands and only a tiny part of your mind busy, so it makes sense […]Read more »


I wonder how many of you have discovered BookCrossing? It’s an amazing social network for books and book lovers. If you have never found a BookCrossing book then just head over to their site at now and take a look and see where you can find some. The basic idea is […]Read more »