Angel Of The North, or Wicked Wizard Of The West? You decide.

November is National Novel Writing Month. It’s also World Vegan Month. Sounds like a good excuse to make some rich chocolate cake (as if an excuse was needed…) Or try this pumpkin cake. Pumpkins, you say? Must be time for a daily update to Harvest Festival! Make Part 4 your lunch-time read. (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3)

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has been an eye opener for me. I hadn’t expected it to be so much fun, and to fuel my creativity in that way. Veni, vidi, scripsi. You can take part even if you aren't working on a novel.

Here's an inspirational quote from Ray Bradbury.
"What can we writers learn from lizards, lift from birds? In quickness is truth. The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling".
Ray Bradbury; from "How To Write Tales Of  Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction", edited by J.N. Williamson.