for writers and readers….

What you can do to books – Matt Haig QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

It is okay to dog ear pages. It is okay to draw in books. Doodles. Margin notes. Highlights. Books are to be interacted with, argued with, marked, loved. A book … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · 11 Comments

MY BOOKS from WWI to the Year 2081 by a TV writer who “so wanted The Borrowers to be true” First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY DOM SHAW, screenwriter, director, producer and novelist. I always wanted to be able to say Groucho’s line. ‘I can sing, dance, play the piano and in an emergency, move … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

How ideas grow into a novel – David Whitehouse QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

…my books have been collisions of the ideas I’ve had which have stood the test of time. By which I mean I remember them a long time after I’ve had … Continue reading

August 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Creative Events, Opportunities and Jobs August 2018

A bit late, but here’s around up of some interesting oppotunities and jobs EVENTS UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA LECTURE: Val McDermid Val McDermid is a bestselling, award-winning crime writer and … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

MY BOOKS from Lord of the Rings to an re-interpretation of Greek mythology First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

A selection from Joe Jacobs, child psychotherapist What’s the first book you remember reading (or being read to you)? Kemlo and the Craters of the Moon by E.C. Eliott published … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Do all this and “it doesn’t matter a damn how well you write” – Somerset Maugham QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how well you write. Somerset Maugham

August 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

For just 99p – the ebook writing guide that’s been called ‘the creative writing bible’…

…by top historical novelist C.S. Quinn (you can find out all about her on Amazon  HERE) Novelist Alex Pheby, Head of Creative Writing at the University of Greenwich also has … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS and other favourite things from The Terrible Tudors to the extraordinary Pablo Picasso by Aylah, aged 7

What book are you reading right now? Horrible science And the one you read before that? Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy First line: I’m Katy Carr. I’m the eldest. What book would … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · 7 Comments