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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…
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

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…
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…
V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginner Writers

V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginner Writers

V. S. Naipaul (born 17 August 1932, died 11 August 2018) was a Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Trinidadian heritage. He was best known for his novels focusing on the legacy of the British Empire’s colonialism. His comic early novels were set in Trinidad and Tobago and…

Dennis Lehane’s 10 Rules For Writers

Dennis Lehane, born 4 August 1965, is an American author whose books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have become international bestsellers. His novels include A Drink Before The War, Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island, and Live by Night. His most recent work is the stand-alone novel, Since…

14 Famous Signatures And Their Meanings

Guest Post Have you ever stopped to think about the role handwriting plays in our writing? Graphology, the study of handwriting, is such an interesting concept and something that can depict a lot about our emotions, self-awareness, and even upbringing. Many famous authors and other…
Sarah Waters’ 10 Rules For Writers

Sarah Waters’ 10 Rules For Writers

Sarah Waters is an award-winning, bestselling Welsh novelist who was born 21 July 1966. She is best known for her novels set in Victorian society. Her novels are Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith, The Night Watch, The Little Stranger, and The Paying Guests, which was shortlisted…

Robert A. Heinlein’s 5 Rules For Writers

Robert A. Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. He was known as one of the 'Big Three' of science fiction writing, along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. Known as the 'dean of science fiction writers', his often controversial works strongly influenced the science-fiction…

Hilary Mantel’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction

Hilary Mantel is an award-winning English author whose work includes personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction. The two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, was born 6 July 1952. Mantel was the…
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