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My 15 Favourite Quotes On Grammar

The reason it’s worth standing up for punctuation is not that it’s an arbitrary system of notation known only to an over-sensitive elite who have attacks of the vapours when they see it misapplied. The reason to stand up for punctuation is that without it…

6 Reasons To Embrace The Power Of Stories

Storytelling for Business People forget statistics and names and events, but they never forget stories. Why are stories so powerful? Pamela Rutledge offers these six reasons in her blog on the power of storytelling. Why Stories Are So Powerful: Stories have always been a primal form of…

Why People Read Detective Novels

What kind of people read detective stories and why? by Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time. Invariably, I think, the busy people, the workers of the world. Highly placed men in the scientific world, even if they read nothing else, seem to…

Creating Larger-Than-Life Characters

When you write fiction, you start with character, the heartbeat of the novel. Characters are interesting people in terrible difficulties. Readers read novels for story but also for intimacy - they want to move into a character’s life, live inside his or her thoughts and…

8 Points To Consider When You Name Your Book

This book is your baby. The title you give it will have a life of its own. It is the first thing a reader will notice. You need to think about agents and editors, plot and characters, the reader, and market trends. Eight Points To…

10 Daily Habits That Make a (Good) Writer

The following is an excerpt from A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves These ten daily habits make a (good) writer: 1. Eat Healthfully. Give your body what it really wants so it can support you. You may think it wants caffeine, sugar, or alcohol, but…

Aga Saga

Literary Trivia Aga Saga noun /ˈɑː.gəˌsɑː.gə/ Definition: A literary sub-genre, referring to fictional family sagas set in British middle-class country or village life. Origin: The name comes from the AGA cooker, a type of oven in country houses in the UK. Novelist, Terence Blacker first used the…