Month: May 2013

Ghost Writing Dinner – Feedback

We had a wonderful writing dinner on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Our theme was Ghost Writing. Two of our facilitators, who also ghost write, Anthony Ehlers and Ulrike Hill, spoke about their experiences. Our writing exercise was great fun, and the three winners went home…

Literary Birthday – 31 May – John Connolly

Happy Birthday, John Connolly, born 31 May 1968 From The Book of Lost Things: Stories come alive in the telling... Once someone started to read them, they could begin to change. They could take root in the imagination and transform the reader. Stories wanted to be read.…

A Writer’s Comic – Synonyms

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Walt Whitman

Literary Birthday – 31 May – Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was born 31 May 1819, and died 26 March 1892 Seven Quotes A writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibility of their own souls. The future is no more uncertain than the…

Writing Tips – Job Titles and Capitalisation

If you are using the name of the position instead of the person’s name, you should use a capital letter. Example: The President will speak after dinner. If you are writing about the position in general, you should not use a capital letter. Example: He…

12 Famous Book Titles That Come From Poetry

1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - “I Knew a Woman” by Theodore Roethke I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them; Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one: The shapes a bright…
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