Month: August 2012

Literary Birthday – 24 August – Stephen Fry

Happy Birthday, Stephen Fry, born 24 August 1957Stephen Fry: On Reading & Writing Read slowlySavour every word and every line. Reading verse can be like eating chocolate - so much more pleasurable when you allow it slowly to melt inside of you, so much less…

Dorothy Parker: On Writing

Taken from The Paris Review interview by Marion Capron How do you actually write out a story? It takes me six months to do a story. I think it out and then write it sentence by sentence—no first draft. I can’t write five words but that I…

Thesaurus Club

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Bookshops we want to visit

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Abstract Nouns

A noun is a naming word. It identifies people, places, or things.  If you want to improve your business writing, join us for The Plain Language Programme. If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg.  If you enjoyed this article, read these posts: How…

Tell The Wolves I’m Home

by Carol Rifka Brunt (Pan MacMillan) R195 ISBN: 9781447202134   Sibling rivalry, the taboo around AIDS in the eighties, and a teenager’s crush are central themes in Brunt’s first novel.   The famous painter Finn Weiss made a portrait of his nieces, June and Greta…