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Philip Pullman: On Writer’s Block

Philip Pullman: On Writer’s Block

Philip Pullman is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. Many consider Pullman a worthy successor to J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord…
Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction

Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction

Elmore Leonard was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. He started writing westerns, but went on to specialise in crime fiction and thrillers, many of which were adapted for film. His best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which was filmed as Jackie…
10 Things William Faulkner Had To Say About Writing

10 Things William Faulkner Had To Say About Writing

William Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. Born 25 September 1897 (died 6 July 1962), he is considered to be one of the most important writers of Southern literature in the United States. His novels include the titles The Sound and the Fury and As I…

Banned Books Week – The 10 Most Challenged Titles Of 2017

What is Banned Books Week? Banned Books Week is the book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. This year the week is celebrated from 23-29 September 2018. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books…
Cheryl Strayed's Advice For Beginner Writers

Cheryl Strayed’s Advice For Beginner Writers

Cheryl Strayed is an American memoirist, novelist, podcast host, and essayist. She is the author of the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which was turned into a film starring Reese Witherspoon. Her new book is Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of the…
National Book Week 2018: Our Stories

National Book Week 2018: Our Stories

What is National Book Week? South Africa celebrates National Book Week, which begins in the first week of September every year. In 2018, we celebrate the week from 03-09 September. National Book Week (NBW) is South Africa’s largest and most recognised reading promotion campaign. Reading and literacy…
Jeanette Winterson’s 10 Rules for Writing

Jeanette Winterson’s 10 Rules For Writing

Jeanette Winterson is a British writer who was awarded an OBE for services to literature. Her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit won the 1985 Whitbread Prize for a First Novel, and it was adapted for television by Winterson in 1990. As one of the most original…
The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats

The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats

Writers and cats have always shared a special bond. Alison Nastasi has written a book about the behind-the-scenes stories of Writers and Their Cats, which reminded me of my thoughts on the subject. There is a long recorded history of the love writers have for their cats. In…
Why You Need To Read More Books

Why You Need To Read More Books

Readers are obsessed with books. They love the look, feel, and smell of them. But is a reading habit really good for you? The answer is a resounding yes. We should read for the following 10 good reasons. 10 Good Reasons To Read More Books…
Annie Proulx 5 Rules For Writers

Annie Proulx’s 5 Rules For Good Writing

Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. She has also writes under the pseudonyms, E. Annie Proulx and E.A. Proulx. She was born 22 August 1935. She won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her first novel, Postcards. Her second novel, The Shipping News won…
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