Cut the Waffle

by Sue Cook Recently I’ve been reading The Diaries of William Rowbottom. These record interesting events in Oldham between 1788 and 1830. Deaths, elopements, shootings, salacious court cases—that sort of thing. I particularly enjoy the causes of death, some of which were surely unusual then, let alone now. Consider the mortal wound caused by ‘being strickenContinue reading “Cut the Waffle”

How joining NaNoWriMo turned me into a published novelist

by Bonnie Meekums I found out about NaNoWriMo by accident. I can’t quite remember how it happened, but I found myself turning up, at Oldham Library, in early November 2018, feeling a more than a bit nervous.  I had drafted my first novel by the end of 2017. In 2018, I sent out my draftContinue reading “How joining NaNoWriMo turned me into a published novelist”