Writing Trivia

Harry Potter under the stairs

An entire chapter of Harry Potter written under the stairs. Source: Amanda Patterson Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. To find out about Writers Write - How to write a book, or The Plain Language Programme - Writing courses for business, email news@writerswrite.co.za Join us on Facebook and Twitter…

The Most Famous Estates in British Period Drama History

Castle Howard from Brideshead Revisted Highclere Castle from Downton Abbey  Blenheim Palace has been used for Hamlet, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, The Young Victoria, and The Avengers.   Lyme Park as Pemberley in Pride & Prejudice Stokesay Court from Atonement Source: Flavorwire ~~~ Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate.
Rudyard Kipling’s 7 Rules For Life In London

Rudyard Kipling’s 7 Rules For Life In London

Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is famous for his tales of India, and his stories for children. He was born in Bombay, and is best known for writing The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and Kim. Kipling was one of the most popular…

The Poorest Fictional Characters

Oliver Twist Aladdin The Tramp Katniss Everdeen and family Bubbles and Johnny Charlie Bucket Eliza Doolittle The Joad Family The Weasleys Oscar the Grouch Source: amandaonwriting Posted: 1 May 2012 ~~~ Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate.

Raymond Chandler’s Response To An Overzealous Editor

“…when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.” 6005 Camino de la Costa La, Jolla, California Jan. 18th, 1947 Dear Mr. Weeks: I’m afraid you’ve thrown me for a loss. I thought “Juju Worship in Hollywood” was…

102 Words You Never Knew Shakespeare Invented

Lacklustre, zany, eyeball… Thanks to Shakespeare Online, here’s a list of 102 words that we as English-speakers can thank Shakespeare for. And even if he didn’t coin them all, we can at least appreciate his immortalising and popularising them. Each word links to the text it was…
P.D. James On Writing

P.D. James On Writing

PD James was best known for her Adam Dalgliesh mysteries, her dystopian novel, The Children of Men, and most recently her sequel to Pride & Prejudice, Death Comes to Pemberley. P.D. James On Writing Increase your word power. Words are the raw material of our…

8 Real Crimes That Inspired Works of Fiction

The story behind classic crime novels (via Stylist) Did you know Emma Donoghue’s Room was based on the Fritzl case? Here are the stories behind some of the the world’s most popular books. 1. THE TELLTALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe (1843) In 1830, a brutal crime…

16 Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else

 On life’s constant little limitations Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help. On expectations Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me!…

8 Songs Inspired By Literature

Song: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen Inspired by: The Stranger by Albert Camus Notable Lyric: “Mama I just killed a man, Put a gun against his head Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead. Mama, life had just begun, But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away.” Song:…
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