How to use Shakespeare in the office
A video guide to using the best Shakespearean insults in the office…because you never know when you might need one.
This article has suddenly appeared from the archives, wailing and rattling chains… Ghost Character is a phrase used by academics for characters listed in a Shakespeare play but who don’t … Continue reading
Three literary devices to add zing to your prose…
I’m a long time fan of Janice Hardy’s Fiction University. With over 1000 well-written and thought-provoking articles available for free online on such subjects as writing, editing and selling your … Continue reading
Leonard Cohen on Yeats and Shakespeare – Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)
As a young man, Yeats spoke to me in a way I could understand. Shakespeare I couldn’t understand, but Yeats I could. It was his subject matter and also I … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day – love without the claptrap….
The origins: The Oxford University Press Blog cites three possible sources. Valentine of Terni, martyred circa AD 197, for his Christianity. Another possible origin, Valentine of Rome, circa AD 289, … Continue reading
When you compete with Shakespeare there’s only going to be one winner….Virginia Woolf Quotes for writers (and anyone who likes quotes)
I read Shakespeare directly I finished writing. When my mind is agape and redhot. Then it is astonishing. I never yet knew how amazing his stretch and speed and word-coining … Continue reading
The Naked Writer — Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)
“You are always naked when you start writing; you are always as if you had never written anything before; you are always a beginner. Shakespeare wrote without knowing he would … Continue reading
Did you know these LITERARY NAMES were invented by authors?
This post is really about the dangers of being seduced by research. It all started with a tiny snippet of irrelevant information on twitter telling me that a popular girl’s … Continue reading
G is for a GHOST CHARACTER
This is not a term for characters who happen to be dead…I have just discovered it is a phrase used by academics for characters who are listed in a Shakespeare … Continue reading
MONDAY creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. DESCRIPTION
This a great exercise for the days when you have no time to write. When you’re in the kitchen preparing dinner you can jot down ideas while the pasta is … Continue reading