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Roddy Doyle’s 10 Rules For Writers

Roddy Doyle’s 10 Rules For Writing

Roddy Doyle is an Irish novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter who was born 8 May 1958. Several of his books have been made into films, including The Commitments in 1991. He is perhaps the novelist most closely identified with the emergence of Ireland as a modern European nation. According…
Esther Freud’s 7 Rules For Writing

Esther Freud’s 7 Rules For Writing

Esther Freud is an English writer who was born 2 May 1963. Her first novel Hideous Kinky, was published in 1992 and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. It was made into a film starring Kate Winslet. In 1993, after the publication of her…
Janet Evanovich's 12 Tips For Writing A Query Letter

Janet Evanovich’s 12 Tips For Writing A Query Letter

Janet Evanovich is a best-selling American author who was born 22 April 1943. She began her career writing romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall, but she became well-known as the author of the Stephanie Plum series. She has two hundred million books in print worldwide and her books…
Sebastian Faulks On Finding Excuses Not To Write

Sebastian Faulks On Finding Excuses Not To Write

Sebastian Faulks is a British author who was born on 20 April 1953. He is best known for his historical novels, which include Birdsong, Charlotte Gray, and The Girl at the Lion d’Or. His latest novel is Paris Echo. Sebastian Faulks was the first literary editor of “The Independent”, and then…

The Surprising Reading Habits Of Millennials

Guest Post Comedian Brad Upton joked about Millennials being the dumbest people he ever met. Why? They consume energy drinks, which they don’t need, use a debit card for a dollar and forty cents purchase, and don’t even memorize phone numbers. I beg to differ.…
12 Truths Anne Lamott Has Learned From Life And Writing

Anne Lamott On Life And Writing

Anne Lamott is an American novelist, non-fiction writer, political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher. She is most famous for writing Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. A few days before she turned 61 (she was born 10 April 1954), she decided to write…
Is The Typewriter The New Must-Have Writing Tool?

Is The Typewriter The New Must-Have Writing Tool?

GUEST POST When you think of a typewriter, do you visualise obsolete machines with some decorative value? Do you think of them as the source of the QWERTY keyboard on your computer? Or, do you think of the more modern typewriters that Tom Hanks collects?…
The Books That Made An Impact On The World

Books That Made An Impact On The World

Writers have a lot to learn from our favourite books. Authors from different genres and time periods teach us new themes, literary devices, and other techniques that inspire our writing. Catch-22 is an example of a book that introduced a new approach to satire when describing…
6 Writing Tips From Bernard Cornwell

6 Writing Tips From Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell is a British author of historical novels, modern thrillers, and a history of the Waterloo Campaign. He was born 23 February 1944. He is best known for his novels featuring Napoleonic Wars rifleman, Richard Sharpe, which were adapted into a series of Sharpe television…
10 Rules For Writing Fiction

Richard Ford’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction

Richard Ford is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written several novels, a memoir, and a number of short story collections. He was born 16 February 1944. Despite suffering from mild dyslexia, Ford became interested in books. He says that it may have aided…
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