for writers and readers….

Write small advised Virginia Woolf QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall, let us trace the pattern, however disconnected and incoherent in appearance, which … Continue reading

January 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

CAPTURING THE QUIET MOMENTS… examples of good writing

I’ve come across three figures of speech that I like very much and thought I would share because of their gentle, soft quality. It’s easy to be dramatic. It’s much … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

Inspiring writers’ retreats

I was due to hold a one day workshop in Virginia Woolf’s home in the autumn, but have been forced to pull out as I am due to have an … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Virginia Woolf on reading

The only advice, indeed, that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 1 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