At Writers' HQ, we often get angry messages telling us that we can't possibly be 'real' writers, or that we must not be very clever, because we swear, use slang and text speak, use bad grammar, and love puns. We've thought very long about this issue and have come to this conclusion:
Please don't expect a detailed critique of International Women's Day. We're knackered from decades of trying to smash the patriarchy and getting back in the kitchen to make you a sammich so you get a special offer and some mildly amusing jokes.
Well. End of Times, eh? I mean, we were all braced for it sometime between 2050 and 2080, what with climate change, Skynet and the oncoming zombies, but hey ho, 2016 it is.
So in honour of humanity’s rapid descent into crazy land, here are the finest apocalyptic novels, as chosen by you.
So here’s a thing you should know: writer’s block doesn’t really exist. That’s not to say you won’t experience agonising periods of writing difficulty, but the moment you start thinking of yourself as ‘blocked’,…
Now, practically even better news than that of short assignments is the idea of shitty first drafts. All good writers write them. This is how they end up with good second drafts and terrific third drafts.