The Internal Critic Strikes Back

Gimme A Break In Writers Write, we always ask delegates to write a letter dismissing their internal critic. They can be pretty brutal. The poor guy takes a lot of abuse. Now, for the first time ever, he hits back with his side of the…

Man Booker Shortlist 2013

The longlist has been reduced to the six finalists below: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus) The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta) The Harvest by Jim Crace (Picador) The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury) A Tale for the Time Being by…
When A Writer Dies

When A Writer Dies

≈ ← This is a pinch of salt. Consider it a serving suggestion. When a writer dies the world is a sadder place. As they place the final strokes and bold flourishes on the manuscript of their lives, as the ink dries and the pen…
3 Things Readers Want - Jester, Priest, Magician

3 Things Readers Want – Jester, Priest, Magician

Readers want to be entertained, challenged, and inspired. Writers need to develop their abilities to do this in their stories. 3 Things Readers Want Are you a jester, a priest or a magician? To tell a knockout story, a writer’s got to be a jester,…