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Five Years of Pigeon Park Press – What we got out of it

Anniversaries can be hazy and imprecise and I don’t just mean in that my wife and I can’t remember when we got married (we can’t; when we had to put our wedding date down on a passport application we didn’t

Posted in 2016, Reflections Tagged with: ,

Ten To One Novel completed!

After months of co-operative, collaborative and competitive writing, the first draft of the Ten To One novel (edited by Iain Grant) has been completed. The story-writing project, which saw one author voted out after each round of chapters, started with

Posted in 2014, Books Tagged with: , , ,

Sunflowers

There’s a free exhibition on at the National Gallery in London where they have two Sunflowers paintings by Van Gogh hanging side by side. One of them is normally to be found in London, the other is on loan from

Posted in 2014, Reflections Tagged with: ,

Ten To One Author Interview – Simon Fairbanks

  Iain is currently acting as editor and cat-herder-in-chief on a collaborative novel with TEN (count them, TEN) writers. A contemporary story set in a tacky British seaside resort, the Ten To One novel will follow ten characters whose lives

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Ten To One author interview – Maria Mankin

Iain is currently acting as editor and cat-herder-in-chief on a collaborative novel with TEN (count them, TEN) writers. A contemporary story set in a tacky British seaside resort, the Ten To One novel will follow ten characters whose lives intersect

Posted in 2013, Interviews Tagged with: , ,

Demonic index card games

Heide and I are big fans of index cards as collaborative writing tools. Not only can we use index cards (or file cards or postcards or whatever) to jot down story ideas and arrange them as we wish, kind of

Posted in 2013, How-to's Tagged with: , , , , ,

Ten To One really taking off!

  Ten To One, the brilliant collaborative writing project from Pigeon Park Press is really taking off.   Over 10,000 people looked at the chapters posted on Facebook and via e-mail newsletter earlier this month. Over 250 individuals voted for

Posted in 2013, Writing Tagged with: ,

First Ten To One chapters available to read on-line!

  The first chapters are here! In case you didn’t know, I’m referring to the first chapters of the Ten To One novel, which is being collaboratively written by ten brilliant and upcoming authors (click on the link above if you still

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Collaborative Writing On The Road

We’ve been quite busy lately. We knew we had an upcoming spoken word event and that we wanted a new collaborative short story to read out. When could we fit in the writing of it? We’d planned a research trip

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Sitcom collaborations – Keith Lindsay

  Keith Lindsay has very kindly written a guest post for us. Keith is a TV comedy writing veteran. He has worked on projects including Birds of  Feather, Green, Green Grass, TV sketch shows and he has also written for stand-ups. Keith’s

Posted in 2013, How-to's, Writing Tagged with: , , , , , , ,