Thursday, 8 October 2009

Fiction Fix

This is just a quick posting to tell those of you interested in writing fiction, that next month is NaNoWriMo - or to give it its full title - National Novel Writing Month. To find out more and to register visit

The aim is simple - to spend 30 days, from 1st November until midnight on 30th November, writing a novel. The task is to write at least 50,000 words. You don't need to worry about perfection, you can hone that later. This effort is just designed to get the first 50,000 words done. Let's face it - it's easier to edit something than it is to start filling in a blank page, so the idea is that come December, you'll have made a huge dent into writing the first draft of your novel!

I know many people who have given it a go - and if you tell everyone that you're doing it - and they leave you alone - you'll be surprised at what you can achieve!

And finally, just before I go, another bit of fiction news. I have a story, "Chief Suspect: Mickey Mouse" in the November issue of Fiction Feast magazine, which is out now. It's taken me a while to get a story in this magazine, but I'm holding a copy in my hands and proved that I can do it. Just have to do it again now don't I?

Good luck.


  1. Congratulations, Simon! I know how much getting into Fiction Feast means to you. Well done! Penny

  2. Hey great news, well done and a very intriguing title!

  3. So another Super Thursday. Well done Simon it isn't easy getting in the magazines. Congratulations.

    Best wishes


  4. The first taste of a magazine is always sweetest, isn't it? Well done, Simon. Onwards and upwards

  5. Well done, Simon! Yes, get your bum on that chair and get writing and sending more stories in man.