Author Archives: Nici West

About Nici West

Nici West currently lives in Manchester with her boyfriend and her two punk rocker guinea pigs. She recently graduated from Manchester University with an MA in Creative Writing and spends her time writing and working on writing projects. She wishes there were more guinea pigs in her life.

Top Three Romantic Places to Write

I don’t know about you, but some days, when sitting at my desk to write is like falling through to a world full of distractions, I like to change it up a bit. I sit in another seat, curl up … Continue reading

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How to Write With Dice

Some days, it can feel like trying to write is like trying to squeeze a watermelon through a pin-sized hole in your brain. I’ve set myself the challenge to write for one hour a day this year, which so far … Continue reading

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Two books with one month.

One of my aims for this year is to read two books a month. I’m quite a slow reader and although I managed (almost) to read a book a week whilst studying for my Masters, I found that I was … Continue reading

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Goodbye dust of 2012.

Welcome to 2013. I know some people find it annoying how much pressure is placed on a new year to create a new start in your life, but I love the feeling of endless possibilities that a new year brings. This … Continue reading

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Spanking new words in interesting places

That’s my new name for site specific literature projects. I’m very excited about a new project which Bad Language are part of (and I just can’t hide it!) The project is part of a wider collaboration called Northern Elements, funded … Continue reading

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You can view all the videos from the Bad Language and Waterstones event with Ewan Morrison and Anneliese Mackintosh. Here’s one of my short flash fictions called Pacing. Happy listening!

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Who has time for writing?

I’ve been finding is so hard to write anything at all lately, mainly because I have so many things going on. I have until September to come up with 15,000 of delightful novel words to submit for my dissertation and yet each … Continue reading

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