Henry Hyde: Designer, Writer, Editor

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“Barik’s Blades” Shortlisted in First Page Competition

“Barik’s Blades” Shortlisted in First Page Competition

The results of the Triskele Books‘ Words with Jam First Page Competition 2016 are in – I’m delighted to tell you that I was shortlisted! As you can imagine, this is a huge morale boost at what has been a difficult time, and enormously encouraging. I am doing my best to move…

Creativity, Creative Coaching and Creative Editing

Creativity, Creative Coaching and Creative Editing

I’ve been thinking and talking about creativity quite a lot lately. First of all, I participated in a podcast which veered a long distance from its normal subject matter (wargaming with miniatures) because my co-host and prolific blogger, Neil Shuck, has decided to retire from his role as a regular columnist…

Review: “The Successful Author Mindset” by Joanna Penn

Review: “The Successful Author Mindset” by Joanna Penn

Just what is it about Joanna Penn that makes her such a wonderful companion on the road from novice to pro? Her authenticity, that’s what. I read her books, listen to her podcasts, watch her vidcasts and now engage in her Facebook Live events — and for every single second…

Venice Writing Course: Advanced Self-Editing Skills for Authors

This week, I interviewed Roz Morris who tutored our group of enthusiastic writers at the first ever Creative Retreats in Italy event, hosted by my sister Janys Hyde in Venice. Q 1: Hi Roz and thanks for agreeing to tell my readers something about the course you ran recently in Venice.…

Music: Midwife of Creativity

This time, I’m going to open by giving a mention to one of my favourite people, the fabulous Roz Morris, writer and editor of fiction and non-fiction, ghostwriter, blogger, teacher, broadcaster and horsewoman. (Don’t ask her whose novels she ghosted, she may have to shoot you…) She’s one of the…

The Sword and the Pen

I’ve had something of an epiphany, thanks to yet another of Joanna Penn’s podcasts. This is getting to be a habit. In the latest episode, she interviews Guy Windsor, who has been an enthusiastic martial artist for most of his (still young) life. He is clearly exceptionally dedicated to rediscovering…

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