How to win at NaNoWriMo

How to win at NaNoWriMo [You can find my NaNoWriMo profile here – please Buddy me!] On 28th October 2014, I made the snap decision to attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. On the 1st of November I had nothing more than a vague idea of a theme and how...

The Perfect Keyboard for Writers and Writing

  My attempts to find a really good, reasonably priced, keyboard for banging out the words have seen me accumulate a big pile of the things (I realised this the other day when I had a big clear-out in the office) but I think the search may finally be over –...
The HP Chromebox – the perfect tool for writers?

The HP Chromebox – the perfect tool for writers?

I’ll come clean right from the outset – I’ve been a user of Chrome OS (the operating system used on Chromebooks and Chromeboxes) for a couple of years now. For over a year, my main laptop has been the HP Chromebook 14 and my Windows laptop has hardly...

Watercress

Fat Harry the costermonger yawned, blew at the steam on his coffee and waited for the first girl to arrive. The rain tumbled down the sides of the bridge as Harry sat beneath its span, breathed in the stench of yesterday’s vegetables and smiled – there was money...