Last month I entered the Bath Novel Award, a competition for first time novelists judged by a panel of literary agents. The quality of the finalists is exceptional and listed novelists have a remarkable record of publication. Just as important, the organisers seem like nice people. I really wanted to make the longlist. I did not […]
Welcome to the new website! Thank you all for your patience while I painstakingly rebuilt from the ground up…. You should find everything where you left it. Please note that the old keithcrawford.org is currently obselete, and everything will be under aboutwriting.org for the time being. Posts are organised by category in the sidebar, footer […]
For $25 you can not only enter the Atlantis Short Story Competition but also receive 1-2 pages of detailed feedback on your work. But is it worth it? In this article I am going to share the feedback I received when I entered, as well as linking a copy of the story I submitted, and […]
National Novel Writing Month is an annual creative project on the internet, where crazy people try to write a novel (or 50,000 words of a novel) in a month. Alongside the main even in November, there is Camp NaNoWriMo twice annually (April and July this year), which allows for more flexible targets. It’s a great […]
It’s that time of year again; Camp Nanowrimo is back, and this time it’s serious. Camp Nanowrimo is an extension of the popular National Novel Writing Month, where participants join other writers to try to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Just in case it isn’t immediately clear, 50,000 words in a month […]
I'm a doctor of law and economics, a qualified barrister, and a retired British naval officer. I have written for journals, collections of academic writing, and newspapers including The Economist. I also write scripts, short stories, and am finishing a novel just so I can throw it on a bloody bonfire. This blog charts my efforts to avoid fiction-related fire hazards.