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

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Edinburgh Book Festival 2014

The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014 is almost upon us, and I’ll be running events – twice – on the opening day of the festival. In fact, I’ll be kicking off the whole festival...

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BBC Comedy Room to Write

If you’ve read The 13th Horseman or The Book of Doom you’ll know I’m a fan of comedy. If you haven’t read them, then I’m sorry but you’re dead to me. A month or...

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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...