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

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The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing

All things considered, today has been a pretty good day. First up, I found out today that there will be two new books coming from me – one in October 2015 the other in...

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Books! Zombies! Prizes!

Howdy stranger. It’s been a long time. Six months in fact – six long months since I wrote my last blog post. I’ve missed you all dearly (except you at the back with the...

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The BKS App

What’s ‘appening? (See what I did there). Hopefully by now most of you will have caught some of Bottom Knocker Street on ITV and CITV on Saturday and Sunday mornings. You can read more...

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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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Lots of Exciting Stuff

Ah yes, I have a blog. I’d forgotten about that. It has been two months since my last update but, well, things have been a little bit hectic during that time to say the...

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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...