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How Reviews Impact on a Writer – Ann Patchett QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it’s really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a … Continue reading

October 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

What makes a good review? What makes a good reviewer?

Reviewers have probably never been so important. They have always been the life blood of an author’s career, but they are no longer the sole preserve of the ‘professional’, the … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 21 Comments

Amazon News

Amazon has bought Goodreads, the social media book review site with 16 million users worldwide. The San Francisco-based company should provide Amazon with another way to get readers to buy … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Ever been rejected by an agent? This will make you feel better. Ever had a bad review? This will make you feel very good indeed

Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith is in the news a lot right now because of his controversial welfare reforms.  Among his severest critics are two archbishops and 43 bishops, all … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Get writing, get reading, get involved in a creative community WHAT THE DICKENS MAGAZINE

What the Dickens? Magazine is aiming to promote, support and encourage creativity and the arts for both organisations and individuals. And there are now lots of opportunities to be part … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment