The Death Of Acronyms And Initialisms

Plain language means bigger tombstones. Immediately you sigh, relieved that you are not an undertaker or a headstone carver. But, alas, the business of dying, profitable as it is, is not the only business in need of change. Acronyms And Initialisms Mean Business - For…

What Your Words Say About You

'There has never, in history, been a greater demand for words.' ~Thad McIlroy, The Future of Writing Everything begins with a word. Everything you say. Everything you write. Everything you think. Without words, there is no news, no opinion, and no connection. You can have…

The Writers Write Interview – Ellen Banda-Aaku

Ellen Banda-Aaku was the Winner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing 2010 - Fiction Author: Ellen Banda-AakuDate of Birth: 6 May 1965Date: 10 September 2010Place: LondonThe Book: Patchwork (Penguin Books South Africa) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? I don’t have the one.…

The Writers Write Interview – George Bizos

Author: George BizosDate of Birth: 14 November 1928 Date: 20 September 2007Place: The Local Grill, Parktown NorthBook: Odyssey to Freedom 1.  Who is your favourite hero in fiction? Zorba, the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis  2.  What is your most treasured possession? I don’t know if…

The Writers Write Interview – Marian Keyes

Author: Marian KeyesBirthday: 10 September 1963Date: 14 June 2007Where: Headmaster's Office, Crawford College, BenmoreThe Book: Anybody out there (Penguin) 1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld from 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom by Alexander McCall Smith2.   What…

The Writers Write Interview – Angela Makholwa

Author: Angela Makholwa Date of Birth: 17 March Date of Interview: 24 May 2007 Where: The Local Grill, Hurlingham The Book: Red Ink (Macmillan) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Scout – To Kill a Mockingbird 2. What is your most treasured possession? I…

The Writers Write Interview – Pamela Jooste

Author: Pamela Jooste Date: 28 February 2007 Where: The Polo Lounge at The Westcliffe Hotel The Book: Star of the Morning (Doubleday) ~~~ 1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Atticus Finch. 2.   What is your most treasured possession? My photographs. 3.   Which living person…

The Writers Write Interview – Tom Eaton

Author: Tom Eaton Birthday: 5 February 1977 Date: 20 October 2006 Where: Coachman's Crossing, Bryanston, South Africa The Book: Texas (Penguin)   1.    Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Tintin or his arch nemesis, Rastapopolous. 2.    What is your most treasured possession? My…

The Writers Write Interview – John Connolly

Author: John Connolly Birthday: 31 May 1968 Star Sign: Gemini Date: 17 October 2006 Where: Erwins The Book: The Book of Lost Things (Hodder) ~~~ 1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction? I always wanted to be James Bond, but I lacked the…

The Writers Write Interview – Jodi Picoult

Author: Jodi Picoult Birthday: 19 May 1966 Date: 25 September 2006  / 17 August 2007 Where: The Headmaster's Office, Crawford College, Benmore / The Local Grill, Parktown North The Books: The Tenth Circle (Hodder) / Second Glance (Hodder) / Nineteen Minutes (Hodder) 1. Who is…