for writers and readers….

A Short Story is a like a knife…Michael Swanwick Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

A short story…can be held in the mind all in one piece. It’s less like a building than a fiendish device. Every bit of it must be cunningly made and … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The difference between critics and artists – Picasso. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine. Pablo Picasso   photo … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

You can write the best Valentine Day’s message ever…

Instead of a writing quote this Sunday, here is a quotation that will help you be orginal and witty and sincere (and still sound like you) Use Woody Allen as … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tell us about your dream creative writing course…and win

Can you help? At the Beach Hut Writing Academy* in Brighton we have lots of ideas for courses in 2016 . Completing a VERY short survey will help us pick … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seamus Heaney on falling in love with verbal music — Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

I was getting my first sense of crafting words and for one reason or another, words as bearers of history and mystery began to invite me. Maybe it began very … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

REDEMPTION SONG BLOG TOUR: Idiotic Idioms: ‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach’

I’m proud to be part of Laura Wilkinson’s blog tour celebrating her latest novel REDEMPTION SONG.  Laura’s a bit of a renaissance woman: a writer of uputdownable stories, a gifted … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 2 Comments