Frank Brinkley
I write short stories and longer prose fiction, and I run a Soho-based writing critique group, Fas, which has some fifty members and meets on a monthly basis. It's pretty free and easy, and welcomes people of all abilities, writing all sorts of great things. When I’m not doing my own words or listening to those of other people, I work at Literary Review, getting lost in mountains of excellent books.

Blog Entries by Frank Brinkley

Why Fifty Shades of Grey Didn't Make the Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist

(1) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (00:00)

By virtue of the glut of smut we've read in 2012, it's no surprise that as Literary Review announced its shortlist for the Bad Sex Award, a chorus of voices could be heard clamouring for Christian Grey's head (or his loins). For the first time in...

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Writing a Novel in a Month: Nanowrimo

(7) Comments | Posted 1 November 2012 | (00:00)

Always thought you had a book in you? The beginning of November sees the annual start of a month-long, international writing project, the National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo). Nanowrimo says write that novel: 50,000 words in 30 days. That's 1,667 words a day (or near enough). And to help you...

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