“Words have a certain power and a certain weakness,”... That’s it! I think. That’s the word: sword. “Writers call the pen their ‘sword,’” I type. “Maybe words should be feared for their double-edged nature instead.” Read more →
Perhaps what is most refreshing though, particularly for a writer of his stature, is his reiterated belief that literature is still, and will continue to remain, relevant, and important, in a rapidly changing world. Read more →
The time has come to announce our annual creative writing competition open to all 13 – 18 year olds all over the world! The theme this year is MEMORY and we’ve got a £1,000 cash prize for the winner.
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If we were to be honest, most of us could fit this description: XYZ is a cranky perfectionist. Obsessively revises everything she/he writes. Agonizes over every damn word. Is a pariah at social gatherings and family reunions.... Read more →
For any author smarting from a negative review or a snotty star rating, I heartily recommend the Goodreads exercise. Make a list of the best books you’ve ever read, the utter paradigm-shifting classics, and then read some of the bad reviews they’ve been given. I guarantee it will make you feel better. Read more →