for writers and readers….

Decisions, decisions, decisions…Wendy Cope QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I think it’s a question which particularly arises over women writers: whether it’s better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots.Wendy Cope Photo Credit: engin akyurt 

August 21, 2022 · 5 Comments

Resist the urge to do housework, says Pat Barker. QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Keep your bum glued to the chair. It’s extraordinary how, if a piece of writing is going badly—and sometimes even when it’s going well—other activities become steadily more attractive. Not … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · 13 Comments

What women writers need…Lorrie Moore Quotes for Writes ( and people who like quotes)_

If I had a staff of even one person, or could tolerate a small amphetamine habit, or entertain the possibility of weekly blood transfusions, or had been married to Vera … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

LITERARY SNOBBERY and the harm it does…

Scottish writer SARA SHERIDAN argues that literary snobbery is a destructive and divisive force. She defines it as a prevailing attitude that prefers male authors to female, sees war as … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

A new type of publisher is doing something new for women writers

Unbound is a revolutionary new way to get books published. Founded by three authors, John Mitchinson, Justin Pollard and Dan Kieran, all their titles are crowdfunded.   Authors pitch their book … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Rebel women! A call to write

I’ve just been sent a press release about a new poetry anthology that intends to showcase established and emerging women writers from across the globe. More than than it wants … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Quotations for Writers (and people who like quotations) SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER

It is well known that a woman can be in two places at once, at her desk and her washing machine… Sylvia Townsend Warner

December 16, 2012 · Leave a comment