Donna Radley

How Ernest Hemingway Changed The Writing Landscape

21 July is the anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday. One of the greats  Ernest Hemingway, born 21 July 1899, was one of the great American novelists of the 20th century. From the 1920s to the 1950s, he produced seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works.…

Should You Write For Yourself Or Your Audience?

Writing a book is daunting. Before you even settle the finer mechanics of plot, characters, setting, and the like, you have to fill in the big blanks. One of those big blanks is, ‘For whom am I writing?’ An audience of one The question regarding…

3 Annoying Email Habits And How To Fix Them

The Game Has Changed Email has changed our lives. Foremost, it has added to our busyness. Before, we gave colleagues information in person, or picked up the phone. Now, we send an email. If you start off the day with 30 emails in your inbox…

Is There Merit In Telling And Not Showing?

A Woman Of Steel Danielle Steel has written 94 novels, 17 children’s books, four works of non-fiction, and a book of poetry. She is published in 43 countries in 69 languages. She has sold 650 million copies of her books. Each one – each one,…

3 Nagging Grammar Questions Answered

1. Capitalising the name of a degree Have you ever wondered when to capitalise the name of an academic degree? Here are two guidelines: a.) For general usage, don’t capitalise the degree. Example: She received her bachelor’s degree in English. The words ‘bachelor’s degree’ aren’t…

Neil Gaiman On Making Good Art

Neil Gaiman is a bestselling and multiple award-winning writer and creator of various works. I recently watched his keynote address, delivered to the University of the Arts Class of 2012. It’s both so inspiring and so authentic, that I had to share snippets of it…
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