for writers and readers….

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

Do exercises really help writers to write?

Kate Mosse, bestselling author of Labyrinth, says that writers ought to practice writing in much the same ways as musicians practice the scales. She is not alone in suggesting that … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The writer’s most natural style…Kurt Vonnegut Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child. English was Conrad’s third language, and much that seems piquant … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Seven Deadly Sins of Short Story Writing and how to avoid them

This post grew out of an article I originally wrote for the Hysterectomy Association when I was writer in residence of their annual writing competition earlier this year. I recently … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 12 Comments

Advice to school students from Kurt Vonnegut

Heard about the letter that Kurt Vonnegut sent to a  group of High School students in New York, but have only just come across this video created by Dogtooth Films, … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — Letters of Note

This week I want to introduce you to a gem of a website. Letters of Note publishes fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. It is updated frequently – most … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment