for writers and readers….

They’re all worth reading – Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Every book you pick up has its own lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones. Stephen King

July 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS from time slip children’s fiction to a million copy bestseller about brotherly love…First lines, first books, first literary loves….

BY Nikki Sheehan, YA author What’s the first book that a made a big impact on you? Tom’s Midnight Garden. The timeslip idea blew my mind! What book are you … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · 3 Comments

FIND YOUR NEXT STORY TITLE HERE…You’re busy…you know you shouldn’t but sometimes you just have to…

I gave into tempation so – without a shred of shame – here is the link to a random book title generator on the Reedsy website. You’ve been warned. If … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · 10 Comments

A writer needs more than talent to suceed – Julie-Ann Corrigan QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

‘It takes ten years or 10,000 hours to write well.’ This is a truism. More than talent, a writer needs patience, hefty skin, and discipline. With these, you will be … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Write a Play for Radio – a worldwide competition

Little Wonder Radio Plays are a new  audio drama production company based in Paris. All their plays are free to listen to and download from iTunes. They are running a free to enter … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

MY BOOKS and how I was saved by my sister and Dostoevsky…First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY Julie Drake – I am  retired and enjoying the many new (and old) things I now have time to do – particularly reading in bed in the morning! What’s … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

Writing mentor opportunities in Ireland

Words Ireland is offering a minimum of 15 literature mentoring relationships to begin in September 2018. The fields covered are: – literary fiction, – creative non-fiction, – children’s / YA … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

The advantage of being an older writer – Susan Hill QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Getting old has advantages as well as disadvantages. it may mean that you are freed from obligations – work, bringing up children, looking after older relatives – that left you … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · 6 Comments

MY BOOKS from Ladybird Fairy Tales to Plants for the Future…First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY Venetia Carter. I’ve written and self-published a book* and am now wondering if that is the one book that everyone has inside them or whether there’s anything else in … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

The difference between poetry and songwriting – Patti Smith QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

When I’m sitting down to write a poem I’m not thinking of anyone. I’m not thinking about how it will be received. I’m not thinking it will make people happy … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

People like you never get published? A major literary agency is trying to do something about it…

Literary agency David Higham Associates is to host an open day for writers who don’t have an an agent and come from underrepresented backgrounds – that includes LGBTQ+ writers, BAME, … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · 4 Comments

MY BOOKS from Rebecca to an Alice Walker short story…First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY Laura Wilkinson. Laura is a feminist and lover of ginger hair. A resident of an unfashionable quarter of Brighton, she likes to write stories which entertain and provide food … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · 4 Comments

Monthly Creative Events, Opportunities & Jobs JULY 2018

This month: Flash Fiction Festival, Walking & Writing in Byron’s footsteps, fiction, non-fiction and poetry submissions, 10 Minute Plays, workshop leaders, theatre engagement, marketing intern, educational project leader. Locations: Bristol; … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Authors really only like one kind of character – Terry Pratchett QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

For an author, the nice characters aren’t much fun. What you want are the screwed up characters. You know, the characters that are constantly wondering if what they are doing … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · 2 Comments