Category Archive: Writing

Jul 19

Geekfest 2014

A reminder that, as well as giving a reading and talk at the National Maritime Museum on July 24th as part of Dark and Stormy, I will be at Nine Worlds on August 8th, signing books and talking about time travel and awesome stuff with amazing dudes.  (I’m also in Edinburgh for the festival tech …

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Jul 08

Bad Reviews

I don’t really read reviews.  Sometimes I do – sometimes someone will send me a link to something, or a cutting, but generally speaking if someone’s actually sending me there, it’s probably a nice review, and my ego and joy overwhelms my sense of caution. What I tend not to do, is go looking for …

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Jul 03

Dark and Stormy

So, there’s this thing happening…: http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/dark-and-stormy And it’s awesome.  I’m going to be there, doing stuff (including a reading of a short story what I wrote for an anthology being published as part of this) and some amazing dudes are going to be there too also doing awesome stuff.  And it’s at the National Maritime …

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Jun 20

Novella-Tastic-Joy

Remember topsecretprojects3.1-3.3?  They’re finished!  I think I’m allowed to talk about them too… I don’t see any reason why I can’t talk about them, save for the fact we haven’t quite nailed a title yet… watch this space… I’ve been writing some novellas. Some eleven months ago, my editor, who I think I might love …

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Jun 15

Something called ‘Twitter’

So I’ve joined a thing called ‘twitter’.  Apparently there you can ‘tweet’.  But!  Each tweet has a character limit, which will be very odd.  For example, this entire blog post has probably already exceeded it.  I find this very unsettling. However!  I am informed that this new-found concision could be a good thing!  I could …

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Jun 09

Amazon Again

We all knew that Charlie Stross was pretty cool and had interesting stuff to say… and I’d suggest that his analysis of amazon and how it is basically evil is pretty on the money, really… http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2014/05/amazon-malignant-monopoly-or-j.html

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May 23

Touch

So I’ve said some stuff about Harry August; I should probably also take this moment to say a little about the book that follows it, Touch. This whole pseudonym thing comes with a caveat.  Now that I’m Claire North, writing books in a certain genre, it would be a bit wacky to diverge to massively …

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May 19

GO VOTE!!

May 22nd is the elections in the UK for local councilors and European MEPs.  GO VOTE. That’s the main headline of this piece.  Thank you and farewell!

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May 13

The Story Behind the Story

So wrote this to say something more about Harry August!  I was going to put something on this blog, but this is better…  http://upcoming4.me/news/book-news/the-story-behind-the-first-fifteen-lives-of-harry-august-by-claire-north

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May 06

The Joys of First Person Narrators

I write a lot of 1st person narrators.  When I first started writing books, back when the earth was young, I felt that it was almost a little… well… lazy… to do too-much 1st person.  A 1st person narrator is a gift to conversational narrative.  It’s the difference between: ‘Kate sat at her computer, her …

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