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It all depends on how you do it…says Julian Barnes QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Everything in art depends on execution: the story of a louse can be as beautiful as the story of Alexander. You must write according to your feelings, be sure those … Continue reading

December 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why great novels are dangerous – Julian Barnes QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I think a great book—leaving aside other qualities such as narrative power, characterization, style, and so on—is a book that describes the world in a way that has not been … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

A petition made by writers that touches us all

I don’t know if petitions work. I don’t know if demonstrations work. All I know is that it is better than keeping quiet and this is something that touches all … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nobel Prize for Literature – the next best thing to a short list and Bob Dylan’s on it

As I explained in a post back in May the organisers do not reveal the writers who make the short list for each year’s Nobel Prize so the bookies have … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

What did you Google to get here?

I am both proud and confused to announce that this blog is the NUMBER ONE website if you Google the following search term. how do i blow up the deadly … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brighton Book Group for Writers – this week ELIZABETH HAYNES

Louisa Stevenson, organisor of the Book group for Brighton Writers, just dropped me a line to remind me that author ELIZABETH HAYNES will be visiting the group on Wednesday at … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Which books scare a scary writer?

I am very lucky. In every issue of creative writing magazine WHAT THE DICKENS I invite a guest writer to recommend eight books that they have read, re-read and would … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · Leave a comment