WARNING! New Challenger Approaching…

Late to the party, as usual. My name is Jonathan. Friends call me Jonty. You can call me Mr. Arnold. Yes, that IS my father’s name. That’s how this works.

J/K Kimora, could you imagine?

You can call me your Aunty Margaret, for all I care. Especially if you don’t have one. Everyone deserves an Aunty Margaret.

I’ve written for stage and page, and in vague theory for screen.

My speciality is world-building. Give me a compelling setting and I’ll spend my time building vast spreadsheets as I start digging deep, filling in the gaps of everything from infrastructure to local lore, family trees, soft drink brand history…

Anything, except the actual writing. Hence why I’m here. I needed something to spur me into action, that wasn’t as intense as past challenge writing assignments. And boy am I ready. So…

*insert “Honey, you’ve got big storm coming” GIF here*


Introducing… er… me…


So I’m Matt, also known as Beamesy.  I’m a writer of plays and novels/stories and comics and films and (sometimes questionable) poetry and other things, a drinker of much coffee and a keen devourer of folklore and fantasy.

I took part last year and have returned once again for all of the writery shenanigans.  Not sure what more to add, so I shall save the scribbling for the stories…  Let’s see what happens!



New year; who dis?

Hello old friend!

Yeah it’s been a year since the announcement of our Writer of 2017, and we think we’re ready to come back for Novel Dreamers 2: Electric Bookaloo!

Over the next few days, you’ll be noticing this years alumni joining us on the page and introducing themselves. New faces, old faces, new old faces, they’ll be here. So with that in mind, I should introduce Novel Dreamers and myself.


Novel Dreamers is a monthly writing challenge that lasts a year. The writers are given a subject, 4 weeks, and a 1500 word limit with which they create wonderful content that you, dear reader, will hopefully vote on to help me crown one of them Dagna’s Writer of the Year. There will be additional criteria or stimuli throughout the year, but for now that’s the run of things.


Remember me? Steve Archer: The Man, the Myth, The Migraine.

I am now older, so let us run off the boasting card. I am a writer of several years experience. I have had my scripts performed in multiple locations across the country. I have written over 3 albums worth of music, I have 2 novels in progress, I write little nothings a lot. I am known for my writing style of dark, eclectically pop culture referencing, fantasy based (most days), and sarcastic. I try to move out of this comfort zone occasionally, like with the challenges in this. My favourite writers are Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I like poking things that people would wish left untouched, but never in a derogatory manner; sometimes you just need to laugh at the things you’re not meant to, and there are people who will say the things you need to hear to do that.

I will be writing the example pieces once more, and I will be giving me the weekend to do this to challenge myself once more but to give some breathing room to make something worth reading all the same.


SO! Let’s go get some writers, and I’ll see you October 8th with our first writing challenge.


Peace out


Writer (Noun. “One who fears blank pages”)

Hello, I’m Rich.

I’m not sure if I really belong here.

Normally I’m a video editor, so you might not think me the most obvious person to be part of a writing group, but that’s sort of the point for me. I’ve always enjoyed writing, even if that has mostly translated to treatments and proposals rather than short stories. I’ve written several short films and in fact editing has much more in common with writing than one might initially think – it’s often referred to as the “last rewrite”, so I hope the knowledge gleaned from years of cutting other people’s stories will help me fashion some interesting pieces of my own.

So what am I doing here? Well for me this project is an experiment, a challenge, and hopefully a chance to grow. As much as anything I’m looking forward to seeing what all the other brilliant and talented writers come up with on a monthly basis. Thanks for reading!