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Get Over the Fear of Failure – Brandon Stosuy QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Even the most accomplished people deal with failure and ongoing self-doubt. You have to learn how to deal with it. Failure is how you learn. If you see it as … Continue reading

April 30, 2023 · 2 Comments

Launch Your Picture Book Career With This Competition

Would you like to write for the 3 to 5 year old age group?
UK publishers are running a picture book competition

April 25, 2023 · Leave a comment

Getting Your Own Back – Louise Glück QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There are a lot of reasons for writing and maybe one of them is just sometimes you want to get your own back on what life has thrown at you.

April 23, 2023 · 4 Comments

Mrs Finnegan’s Almanac – It’s Always Best to Keep in with the Right Kind of Saint

Mrs Finnegan’s Almanac of April 1836 reveals the saint of the week (a good man to know if you want to get ahead) and the adventures of a much travelled chandelier

April 18, 2023 · 16 Comments

The Last Thing to Do to Your Writing – Claire Kilroy QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Irish novelist Claire Kilroy on how to say goodbye to a piece of writing before sending it out to the world.

April 16, 2023 · 4 Comments

Mrs Finnegan Always Judges a Man by his Poker

How do you judge someone’s character? Mrs Finnegan believes you should observe how they treat a fire about to go out…

April 11, 2023 · 11 Comments

Easy Reading is Hard to Do…Enrique Jardiel Poncela QUOTES FOR WRITERS

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Spanish playwright and novelist Image Credit: Bianca Van Dijk from Pixabay

April 9, 2023 · 2 Comments

Mrs Finnegan’s Almanac – the Protective Powers of Hot Cross Buns

More from the 1836 Almanac. Discover how to ease a burn with a snail, predict the weather by watching cows & play the games they enjoy in Hove on Good Friday (Warning: there’s a lot of kissing involved)

April 4, 2023 · 13 Comments

Love Books Competition 2023

Share your love for a favourite book, poem, or play and win the 2023 Marlborough LitFest competition

April 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

It’s Not Finding The Time To Write, It’s Finding The Right Time – Kelly Link QUOTES FOR WRITERS

American short story writer Kelly Link couldn’t work out why she hated doing the one thing that she wanted to do most in the world until she discovered it was all about timing.

April 2, 2023 · 4 Comments