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Leo Tolstoy on light and shadow QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow. Leo Tolstoy Advertisements

June 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

MY BOOKS from Winnie the Pooh and World War II to Brain Surgery First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY Josie Darling: specialist nurse, mum of four, swimmer, gardener, scribbler. Blog: What’s the first book you remember reading (or being read to you)? Zaralda and the ogre What’s … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · 5 Comments

The trouble with using long words…Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, working for long words because you’re maybe a little bit ashamed of … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · 18 Comments

MY BOOKS from knights in armour to Simon Schama…First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

This is the start of a new series on the books we remember, the books that have changed our lives and the books we are reading right now…and by ‘we’ … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Celebrating 100 years of (at least some) women voting

I thought I would write about the celebrations taking place next weekend because I have to admit I’ve only just heard about what’s being planned and I felt the least … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 3 Comments

…If I tried to write a universal novel, it would be water…Toni Morrison QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I never asked Tolstoy to write for me, a little colored girl in Lorain, Ohio. I never asked (James) Joyce not to mention Catholicism or the world of Dublin. Never. … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Monthly Creative Events, Jobs and Opportunities June 2018

This month: Rent A Desk, Making a Living from Writing, Writing & Editing, Inspirational Non Fiction, Work Experience, Editorship, Audience Assistant, Editorial Assistants, Locations: East London, Somerset,  Birmingham, Berlin or … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · 8 Comments