Larking about with Writing

You may have seen me post before about my new(ish) site, Larking Services, which I built to highlight the writing services I provide (including editing, mentoring, workshops and public speaking). If you’re a writer, or you’re interested in the process of writing, you might find some useful tips in those posts. Here are some of the things I’ve been posting […]

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The Opposite of Life: A Patreon reprise

After I completed the serialisation of The She-Wolf of Baker Street on my Patreon, I came to an important realisation. Being super busy with multiple projects in 2022 meant I could not write a brand new novel to serialise there AT THE SAME TIME as everything else. So, as I mentioned in early February, I’m bringing back my otherwise out […]

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2022: Wow, I’m going to be busy!

We’re just over a month into the new year and I’ve been giving all my commitments for the year the side-eye! Please understand that I am very very very excited about every single one of these projects! And I’m going to list them here in the hopes that it keeps my honest and also perky when the work gets hard […]

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Introducing: Narrelle Harris Writing Services

I’ve been offering writing services – including talks and workshops, editing and proofreading, manuscript assessment and mentoring – for a few years now. With the changing work landscape I’ve decided to formalise all the different services I can provide in a new business. Narrelle Harris Writing Services Even if you’re not in the market for an editor or mentor, I’ll […]

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2018: My writing year – and my year to come: 2019

On the brink of a new year, I’m looking back on 2018 with satisfaction and maybe a smidge of exhaustion. 2019 looks to be just as full of writing challenges and delights! In case you missed anything, I’ve summarised my writing year below – and teased with some of my upcoming projects for 2019! Thank you all for your support […]

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Now out: Grant Me the Carving of My Name

This collection of short stories is now available, raising money for the Scoliosis Association UK and full of wonderful tales of King Richard III. Yes, that King Richard. Among the many fantastic stories, Grant Me the Carving of My Name (the title used with permission of the poet who first wrote them, Carole Ann Duffy), are two stories by me […]

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Upcoming workshop: Building Believable Fantasy Worlds

In November, I’m presenting a workshop on building believable fantasy worlds as part of Stonnington’s [Untitled] Literary Festival, here in Melbourne. In this workshop you will learn the different sub-genres of fantasy fiction; brainstorming techniques to spark writing; the elements of building a believable fantasy world and how to grab the reader from the first line. Participants should bring their […]

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Kickstarter – Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon

I mentioned a few posts ago that a new Kickstarter was about to launch to fund an anthology of sequels to original Arthur Conan Doyle stories from the Sherlock Holmes canon. The  Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon Kickstarter campaign was launched on 1 August 2018, and it’s already been fully funded. But that’s no reason to light a pipe, […]

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