Author Archives: Alice Nuttall

About Alice Nuttall

Alice Nuttall is a caffeine-guzzling knitter who divides her time between Oxford and the various worlds in her head. She is the author of a YA fantasy novel, Spider Circus, and three webcomics, Footloose, Cherry, and Black Market Magic, as well as several short stories.

A Cold Winter’s Post

It’s January, and it’s cold. And when I’m cold, you know that it really is freezing. I was walking to the station this morning, and saw a thin skin of ice forming on the river that I have to cross. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Writing Sigyn, Post Eight – Finding Focus

Doing a quick search for my previous blogs on my WIP Sigyn, I’ve realised two things. One – I didn’t blog about it for the entirety of 2017. I’d like to blame this on 2017 being a nightmare year globally, but … Continue reading

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My Goodreads Challenge

Today, I finished my self-imposed Goodreads Challenge. At the beginning of 2017, I decided that I would read 50 books this year. I mostly joined the challenge to get out of the reading slump that had plagued me throughout 2016. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017

This month, I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo. It’s my first non-cheaty attempt. Last year, I started with 20,000 words of Sigyn right out of the gate and used it as motivation to write a final final draft (ah, optimism). This year, … Continue reading

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Visual Brain, Audio Brain

I don’t think I read like a writer. This makes things tricky sometimes, as ‘read like a writer’ seems to be one of the foundation pieces of writing advice. ‘Read like a writer, write like a reader’ – isn’t that … Continue reading

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Six Stories Amazon Could Adapt Instead of Lord of the Rings

This week, the news has been full of the announcement that Amazon is adapting The Lord of the Rings for TV – and the reactions haven’t been pretty. Many people have asked why they’d even bother, pointing out that the films … Continue reading

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Inktober

This month, I decided to do Inktober. I used to draw all the time, but several years ago I got out of the habit, so I decided an online challenge would be the best way to get back into it. … Continue reading

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