I’m live blogging from The Speculators writing group here in Leicester. We are sitting in silence, writing. I’m taking a few minutes away from working on The Hundredth Master of Ninja Assassin. Writing in a group is one of my favourite things. The Speculators meet every Wednesday and write for two hours (with occasional outbursts of giggling and random chatter) and then adjourn to the nearby Babelas continental bar for beer, olives, cheese board and conversation. If you are reading this, live in or around Leicester and would like to come along, let me know.

Thoughts for the day…

Government minister asks “Why shouldn’t sell books?” I’m sure this news will cheer the ailing book retail industry…

Gothic fairy lover Thrin asks “What are gothic tales really about?


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

2 thoughts on “Speculations

  1. 1. have you finished that story yet?????

    2. babelas cheeseboard has NOTHING on Phoenix Square’s “selection of cheese’s” … tho you ought to take your own extra crackers



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