Man vs Bookshelf: Whatever You Say I Am

This entry is part 48 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

I’d like to welcome ya’ll to the Eminem blog. But first, some self-pity. I’ve spoken positvely since I returned from holiday two months ago. Things have been going well. My motivation has been sky high and I’ve been soaring through projects. In writing, there was the completion of the next draft of my next novel. Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Whatever You Say I Am[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Story

This entry is part 47 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

As many of you know, I have long harboured dreams of becoming a writer. I’ve mentioned this a few times before, most recently in my blog on the book Creative Writing. In that, I made clear my feelings about books for writers. The important lessons come from reading fiction and from relentless never-ending writing. The Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Story[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Drive

This entry is part 46 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

It’s been two months since I flew off on my holiday. Six weeks since I came back. You know the holiday I mean. The one where I promised to reboot my reading and writing efforts. Get back that motivation (or drive, wink face) I lost at the turn of the year. Two months later, it’s Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Drive[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Horowitz’s Holmes

This entry is part 44 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

The game is afoot. Well, the blog is afoot. Another few days have slipped by. Six between me finishing The City trilogy and the two Horowitz Sherlock Holmes books. The time breezed by, and I can’t believe I am already back at the keyboard typing another blog. Will there never be any rest for this Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Horowitz’s Holmes[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Creative Writing

This entry is part 41 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I know that sounds like hyperbole. People always say ‘no you haven’t. You used to shit yourself and your mother had to feed you – don’t tell me you wanted to be a writer while that was going on.’ Well, first off, thanks for reminding me there was Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Creative Writing[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Will You Manage?

This entry is part 40 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

For the first eighteen years of my life, I had little interest in football. The interest I did have I forced. I was, to greater or lesser extent, a boy, and boys liked football. I should too. I had a team – Manchester United. Picked for my favourite colour (red) and favourite player (Beckham) who Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Will You Manage?[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Dark Tower

This entry is part 38 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Time is a funny thing. If you’re reading this blog on release day (doubt it) it’s been ten days since a Man vs Bookshelf blog was last released. (This one.) As for me, I’m sitting in Costa writing it (yeah, I’m one of those dickheads) on Thursday, two days before it’s due to go out. Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Dark Tower[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Killing Floor

This entry is part 37 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Call me basic but I started my holiday with a Jack Reacher book. That’s right, I’m now officially a middle-aged mother. An impressive feat for a 25-year-old man with no children (that I know of). Still, don’t limit me, and I won’t limit you. A great deal seeing as your potential ceiling is so low Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Killing Floor[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Motivation and Doctor Who

This entry is part 36 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

This will be (at least) the third blog in a row in which I talk about my startling lack of motivation when it comes to my writing, reading, and blogging. By now, things are getting desperate. Thing is (and I think I’ve talked about this before, as well) regaining your motivation is a little bit Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Motivation and Doctor Who[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Harry Redknapp

This entry is part 35 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

Honestly, I’ve been meaning to write this blog for ages. Days and days. Cause, as you’ll know from my previous blog, I always wrote my blogs during my lunch break until I fell out of the habit. Then, come my Odd Thomas blog, written in desperation late last weekend. As Sunday tumbled towards Monday without Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Harry Redknapp[…]