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Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) ALICE MUNRO

There are no such things as big and little subjects. The major things, the evils, that exist in the world have a direct relationship to the evil that exists around … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Did You Know that Dickens’ first novel was meant to be a comic?

Pickwick Papers was commissioned as a text to accompany the illustrations not the other way around. Dickens was 24 with only a volume of sketches about London to his credit. … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — a writer’s research site

Tine Hreno is an author and creative consultant and she keeps her blog Writers in London in the 1890s as a place to record and share her  research on Oscar … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Changes….number one

I’m making a couple of changes around here, dusting a few corners, tweaking a few curtains. First thing to go is is my regular Monday morning creative writing slot, not … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Nobel Prize for Literature – the next best thing to a short list and Bob Dylan’s on it

As I explained in a post back in May the organisers do not reveal the writers who make the short list for each year’s Nobel Prize so the bookies have … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

The last ever Monday creative writing exercise. WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?

This is the very last Monday creative writing exercise so I thought I’d go out with a smile. (I’ll explain why I’m dropping this feature in another post today .) … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) WRITERS AND MONEY

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. Jules Renard         photo credit: @Doug88888 via photopin cc

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

World class writers, free wine and Caribbean food — Black History Month in Brighton

There are some exciting events coming up this month – a lot are free (although you still need to book) and all of them are worth checking out…visit Writing Our … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — feedback from a professional

Janice Hardy is an American fantasy and science fiction author. She taught writing at Writers Digest Online Workshops for several years, and now does it through her blog The Other … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Want to be published by Christmas?

First you have to submit a segment of a steamy romance, but you don’t have to stay awake at night worrying about  the plot. The people at Hot Key Books … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 4 Comments