This is a story we are hesitant to tell… Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson – The Principle of Moments Shortly after Gollancz’s Rivers of London Award, I got in touch with the winners and other shortlistees to find out more about them and thier projects. In this post, Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson talks to me about her winning novel, TheContinue reading “Rivers of London Award Shortlist Interview: Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson”
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Rivers of London Award Shortlist Interview: Jaya Martin
Rivers of London award shortlistee, Jaya Martin, talks to me about her novel Blood of the Wolf and her influences as a writer.
Rivers of London Award Shortlist Interview: Victor Ogana
It all started with a broken roof and a bangle made of cowries. Victor Ogana – Seeds of Heaven Check out the other interviews here. Shortly after Gollancz’s Rivers of London Award, I got in touch with the winners and other shortlistees to find out more about them and thier projects. In this post, VictorContinue reading “Rivers of London Award Shortlist Interview: Victor Ogana”
Herbarium: An artistic heritage post
Back in 2016, I participated in a project called Stejjer Imfewħa, where we collected memories and turned them into stories…
Of Unpublished Novels, Competitions, and Shortlists…
If you’re finishing a novel but not quite sure you’re ready to share it, may I suggest a competition?
That Expat Girl’s Guide to Writing a Novel | Part 1: Ideas
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. Stephen King, Awaken This post is the first in a series on the novel writing process. Follow me or subscribe to be notified as soon as a new post goes live. I’m going to tell you a secret.Continue reading “That Expat Girl’s Guide to Writing a Novel | Part 1: Ideas”
That Expat Girl’s Guide to Writing a Novel
A couple weeks ago, I wrote the first post in what I intended to become a series on the editing part of writing a novel. Editing is the place I’m in right now, and I was super excited to share my editing journey with you. But coming back to write the second part of theContinue reading “That Expat Girl’s Guide to Writing a Novel”
Boyars, Orphans, and Other Creatures of the Night: Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Deathless Girls
If you’d told me several months ago that within the next few weeks, I’d be completely consumed by a teenage vampire novel, I would’ve laughed. But The Deathless Girls is so much more…
That Expat Girl edits a novel | Part I: Editing Goals
If, like me, you currently have a sprawling, vaguely-sensical monstrosity of a first novel draft on your hands, you may very well be wondering what to do with it. Let’s figure it out together.
A Spark in the Darkness: Liz Hyder’s Bearmouth
Read my original post on The Book Slut here. “You sed it taykes one person to start a revolushun, but that ent true is it? Taykes more than one. One to start it and uvvers to believe it can happen.” Bearmouth, by Liz Hyder The genderless protagonist of Liz Hyder’s Bearmouth goes by the nameContinue reading “A Spark in the Darkness: Liz Hyder’s Bearmouth”