I’ve often wondered about books that teach you how to write books. On the one hand, I’ve always thought “if I am going to be a novelist, surely I should just be able to write a book?” But on the other hand, writing a book is actually pretty torturous. It’s no secret that I’ve been […]
Wordsmiths ahoy! In my hasty move over to wordpress.org, I Smith Words fell off the WP reader for all my lovely loyal followers, and hence none of you have been seeing the lion’s posts! I hope you are now reading me loud and clear and you’re ready for some of this month’s all new Literary Lion action. […]
A few months ago you may have seen me make a formal commitment to my novel, promising myself (and the blogging world) that I would work on it every Friday afternoon. At it stands, this is not going so swimmingly, I have written a grand total of no chapters.
When the maid found him he was strapped to the toilet. Naked. Rope wrapped around him and the white porcelain bowl that he hugged. His head slumped in past the seat. His skin pulled at his spine as it curved over each bobbled bone. Across the ridge was a detailed engraving of a panther, pink.
Last time the Literary Lion was dreaming of summertime dips (shoutout to Andy Townend for an interesting dive into a world without punctuation, check out his Pool post here). This week the lion is dreaming of thirst quenchers, or perhaps Alice in Wonderland… with the prompt Drink Me. Our feline friend is challenging you to […]
His hair clumped in tufts. Jet black and wet from the water. I sat with my feet in the pool, flicking my cigarette ash in the blue aqua, watching the sun shimmering across the delicate droplets on his back.