Friday, 25 November 2011

Lit crit

I sometimes read that people are considering giving up blogging.  I’d be the last to question this kind of personal decision, it’s none of my business.  Indeed, I’ve given up myself, several times, sometimes for whole days, for my own reasons.

But I hope that the main reason people carry on is that they believe they have something to offer, as entertainment, provocation, or often just plain simple human sharing (not to mention other animals).  I certainly get all of these from the blogs I read and the interactions through the comments.  And, most importantly, I get to read loads of brilliant writing, without having to stir from my sofa or donate a penny to Amazon or Waterstone’s.  So thanks, all of you.

Which brings me neatly to my self-serving point.  I really enjoyed the opportunity to review the start of Clare’s novel: it was a brave and intriguing extension of the bloglit concept, and I hope she got something from it too.  So, does anyone fancy helping me with my children’s novel, ‘Clock and Jeremy’?  It’s a fantasy aimed at the 10 – 12 readership.  Although stylistic criticism is obviously welcome, what I’m really after is ‘where the hell do I take this story from here??’

You can email me via my profile if you want to play.


  1. I'm genuinely impressed that you are trying to write a book. I used to harbour pretentions about being a writer but lacked the necessary commitment [or indeed talent]. Now I just waffle on my blog and that's enough for me.

    Good luck.

  2. I can volunteer a couple of 15 year old boys to proof read.
    No they're fine. They can still remember what it was like to be 12..
    I can't....
    email en route....

  3. Actually there's no need for an e-mail if I'm on G+ is there???tsk

  4. Already I love it, just for the title.

  5. Don't worry, Mig, the title is probably the best bit.

  6. Macy, you're on, but I don't know how to attach a file via G+.