Nom Nom Nom Book Group – The tastiest new reader group in Wakefield!

This looks yummy!

Wakefield Libraries

Nom, Nom, Nom Book group – The tastiest new reader group in WakefieldWAKEFIELD LIBRARIES

Wakefield Libraries present The Nom Nom Nom book group – the tastiest new reader group in Wakefield, the launch of which will take place in the Rhubarb festival marquee at 2.15 on Saturday 22nd February. The group will be an informal reader-group, meeting monthly whose members are interested in food and cookery and want to share experiences and recipes with like-minded individuals. Members of all cooking abilities are welcome, you don’t have to be of bake-off or masterchef standard to enjoy your food and cooking it!

The Nom, Nom, Nom book group will meet monthly on the first Saturday of each month 2-3pm at the Create café, below Wakefield Library and Museum at Wakefield One, Burton Street. The inaugural book club meeting will  take place on the 1st March and the club will give members the opportunity…

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Creative Writing

Great chance to talk to local writer, Ian Clayton.

Wakefield Libraries

Ian Clayton

2014 is going to be full of exciting events, opportunities to meet authors, discuss books and develop your writing skills and here is our first event of the year.

Monday 27 January
2.30-4.30pm

Ian Clayton will be at South Elmsall Library to talk about his career and his writing and encourage everyone to have a go at telling their story. If you already enjoy writing and would like some encouragement or if you’ve always wanted to and want to find out how to get started, an afternoon with Ian will be just what you need – and great fun too.

Numbers are limited so please contact the Library to reserve a place.Tel 01977 723220 or email southelmsalllibrary@wakefield.gov.uk

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2014

Just a quick post.

Not sure what made me do it but just had a look at the Camp NaNoWriMo website and found out that this years camp sessions are April and July.

Am I participating this year? I don’t know. I’m currently job hunting (with no luck) and still need to get on with editing and re-writing my novel. I’m not going to say I am not doing this years session(s). I said I wasn’t going to do November and what happened? I did (and failed) November!

So I am going to play it by ear, see what happens and go from there but what about anyone else? Doing Camp this year?

Doctor Who Series 8

Series 8 of Doctor Who has started filming. They were recently out on the streets of Cardiff and, as to be expected, fans were out in force filming the filming and grabbing pictures of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. These videos have been uploaded onto YouTube and here’s one of them:

Capaldi’s outfit doesn’t appear in this video but he does seem to be riding a mechanical horse. What exactly is happening, I am not sure.

How to sit your butt down and write a book already

A great anecdote that I know many people will be able to relate to and how NaNoWriMo helped this person sit down and write that novel!

Novel Metropolis

So here’s the thing: I’ve been writing since I was eight or nine, when we had creative writing time at school. That was when I’d pull out my blue notebook, (the one with the lines spaced close together just the way I liked it) and work on my Power Rangers fan fiction.

But even in all the years that followed, after committing–and this is an educated guess–umpteen gazillion words to paper and screen, I still hadn’t written a full book.

Why?

Well it’s not like I wasn’t trying. But I’d get partway into a book, decide it was crap and go back and edit, get bored and start another book, decide that was crap and go back and edit, get bored again, and the cycle continued. So I had bunch of half finished books that, while beautiful from the waist up, could only drag their legless bodies around story purgatory…

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Author Interview: Zoe Adams

Check out this interview with my good friend Zoe Adams! The cover to her latest work can be found here: http://wp.me/p39Rwd-10T

Vampires, Crime and Angels...Eclectic Me

Interview:

1. This will be your first published work in the erotica genre. Did you always plan to write this genre, or did it just happen?

I knew that when the idea came to me, it would be an erotic. I’d been having all sorts of ideas and this one firmly stood out in my notebook. I knew I’d have to write it, and so I did. Erotic and all.

2. What is your main inspiration for writing?

My main inspiration for this piece is my own life and hobbies. I am a self confessed nerd/geek/whatever you want to call me. I love so many different things, from comic books and mangas, to films and anime, to reading. There’s a lot of geek culture in this, such as video games and cosplay, and it’s something that everyone can identity with at some point in life!

3. What is your writing…

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10 Great Quotations from Writers about Writing

Some inspirational quotations to keep you going whilst writing.

Interesting Literature

Here are ten of our favourite quotes about writing, from those who should probably know the most about it – writers themselves. Some of them are witty quotes, others profound, some a mixture. We hope you enjoy them.

‘Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.’

– Neil Gaiman

‘God may reduce you on Judgment Day to tears of shame, reciting by heart the poems you would have written, had your life been good.’

– W. H. Auden

‘A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.’

– Thomas Mann

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‘Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.’

– Cyril Connolly

‘The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is that he’s given the…

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Sherlock Update

WARNING: SPOILERS!

According to a Digital Spy article dated January 9th, whilst series 4 of Sherlock has not yet been confirmed by the BBC, it is expected to be announced soon. Airing to 8.77 million viewers around the UK, His Last Vow aired last night to great critical acclaim and saw the return of Sherlock’s nemesis, Moriarty saying, “missed me?”

Moffat says he and Gatiss have already planned out series 4 and 5 and, if given the green light by the BBC, will begin filming as soon as Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s schedules allow.

For more information, take a look at the Digital Spy article here: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s129/sherlock/news/a542627/sherlock-series-4-and-5-already-plotted-out-says-steven-moffat.html

UPDATE: It appears the BBC has indeed green lighted series 4 as the producers of Sherlock are being pressured to get the next series of Sherlock made in time for Christmas 2014. This is information is coming from the Daily Mail website: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2538467/Sherlock-time-Christmas-BBC-bosses-urge-producers-fast-track-new-episodes.html