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 · 13 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

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