Throwback Thursday Category

Throwback Thursday: Why I Quit Camp NaNoWriMo

My novel was going nowhere (although he’s feeling much better now, thanks) and I noticed someone on Twitter remarking that they had just signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo.

Ah-ha! I thought, Now’s as good a time as any to give this whole NaNoWriMo lark a bash. Maybe it will help me complete my novel…

I was very excited about it. I was going to make progress and lots of it! I joined a cabin so that I could compare notes with other like-minded writers; I read all the useful ‘camp care packages’ that were sent to my inbox, full of useful advice to help me make the most of Camp NaNoWriMo; I perused the forums and all the articles full of helpful writing tips…

The one thing I did not do was write my novel.

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Throwback Thursday: 7 Websites to Help You Procrastinate

Be warned, gentle reader: when you visit these websites you might not leave and you’ll accomplish nothing.

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Throwback Thursday: Typewriter: An Old-Fashioned Solution for Modern Writers

Typewriter – Minimal Text Editor is a very simple ASCII text editor which runs on Java (and thus, will run on just about any computer) and includes absolutely zero editing functionality.

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Throwback Thursday: Sharleen Nelson Interview Omnibus

I was so excited at the prospect of revisiting Penstricken’s first author interview… so today I give you the Sharleen Nelson Interview: OMNIBUS

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Throwback Thursday: Ten Writing Commandments

First published 18/09/2016…. Behold my Ten Writing Commandments, humorously written in a crude approximation of ‘King James’ English and with helpful expositions of each rule.

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Throwback Thursday: Popping Off

Of all the flash fictions I’ve published on Penstricken over the years, I think this one is my personal favourite. I was originally inspired to write this story by the quote from Plato: ‘I am about to die, and that is the hour in which men are gifted with prophetic power’, but it quickly turned into a story about greed, family and how people face their own mortality.

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Throwback Thursday: A Fight Scene Worth Reading

This week for Throwback Thursday, I’m revisiting an old post exploring the tricky subject of writing a decent fight scene. Enjoy!

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