Archive of posts tagged the honours

The Canonical List Of Approved Genres™ for Tim Clare’s THE HONOURS

I’ve noticed some handwringing over what genre to stick The Honours under. I appreciate the anxiety – taxonomy is important. Books are like Pokémon – they come in many types, each with different strengths and weaknesses, the more you own, the cooler you are, and the most popular ones are a bit shit. To save […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: The Apprentice (by Zeba)

Bonsoir et welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Every Thursday this blog appears, giving you advice on writing and rewriting. In a couple of weeks, we will have been going two years! Christ. My debut novel, The Honours, came out on Thursday. It’s in […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Publication Day

It’s my book birthday today. The Honours is finally released into the wild. It’s in shops. Yesssss. It occurred to me that, rather than farting on about myself and how I feel (spoiler: I feel good), it might be worth acknowledging that books don’t get written by one person. That’s a romantic myth. I had […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: The Factory (by Patrick)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. It is one week until my debut novel comes out. I thought I was okay, but – and this will come as a great revelation to precisely no one – it turns out that teetering on […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 20 – It’s Dangerous To Go Alone

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Apologies for the ever-so-slightly tardy nature of today’s post – I’ve been down at the Arvon Foundation in Totleigh Barton, as the guest writer at one of their superb week-long creative writing courses. My first ever […]

THE HONOURS Launch Events

My debut novel, The Honours, (did I mention I have a book coming out?) is published on April 2nd. To celebrate, we’re having not one, but two launch events, one in London, and one in my home city of Norwich. On Wednesday April 1st, we’re holding a special one-off edition of our literary cabaret night […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: The Mountain (by Adam)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a blog for writers, readers, editors, and anyone interested in the craft of writing. The blog comes out every Thursday, and most weeks, we take a novice author’s first page and look at ways […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 15 – Fix It In Post

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Yes yes, it’s another week out of The Barber’s Chair while I push the second novel to project status and hammer away at the keyboard in a dismal spectacle of obstinancy triumphing over craft. I will […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: The Stranger (by Fin)

Booya and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Each week we take the 1st page of a writer’s novel or short story and look at ways of making it better. If you’d like to submit a piece of your own work for consideration, please […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Mailbag

Hello dear friends, and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This week I’m doing another Mailbag, because I’ve had some more questions, and I enjoy answering them. It helps mix things up and allows us to deal with some familiar topics in a bit […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Eli)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Each week, we take the first page of a novice author’s novel or short story and look at ways of making it better. If you’d like to submit your own work, please read our submission guidelines. […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Rob)

Hello noble friends, and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Every week we take the first page of a novice author’s novel or short story, and look at ways of making it better. If you’d like to know more, or you’d like to submit […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: The Disappearing Harpmaker (by Kenton)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. So you all know by now that my first ever novel, The Honours, is due out from Canongate next year. This week, I have been going through line edits with a copyeditor. It’s basically been like […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 12 – Sheer Bloodymindedness Is A Virtue

Most of you have already heard the news – you know, the ‘big news’ I’ve been coyly touting but refusing to divulge for the last month or so. If you haven’t, here it is. Canongate have just announced they’re publishing my fiction debut, The Honours. It’s due out in the UK next year. When I […]