The Writerly Words of Barry Hutchison What he's gone and written down.

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Bottom Knocker Street

Last week I was officially given the go-ahead to talk about¬†Bottom Knocker Street, the new kids’ comedy show I’ve been writing for ITV. It’s a live action show starring comedian Phill Jupitus and many...

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DIY Book Trailers Part 2

Way back in early March I blogged about how to make your own book trailers, using my Invisible Fiends:¬†Mr Mumbles trailer as an example. I promised then that I’d do a follow-up post on...

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Awards and Events

Last week was a pretty big week for me. The 13th Horseman had been shortlisted for the Grampian Children’s Book Award, and I in general had been shortlisted for the Lennox Author Award, and...

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A Tarzan Trailer Swings In

One of my favourite action adventure series of recent years is Andy Briggs’ Tarzan reboot. It’s dark, gritty and modern, while still harking back to the classic adventure tales which first introduced us to...

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Useful Software for Writers

I mentioned on Twitter recently that I’m a big fan of the note-taking software, Evernote, and said I use it extensively when planning my books. I soon got a reply from top author fella,...

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Box of Awesome

I’ve been meaning to blog about Box of Awesome for a while now, but a combination of looming deadlines and sheer laziness have prevented me. However, yesterday’s announcement about publisher Simon & Schuster teaming...

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First Draft Jitters

Well I’ve done it. This week I finished the first draft of the second book in my brand new and still top secret series. What I can tell you is that it’s completely different...