Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Five Top Tips For Turning Memories Into A Book

~ How to compose your memoirs. A handy little cheat sheet for all of us novice autobiographers. Written by Amanda Patterson.

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The Write Everything

~ Mia Botha blogging about the how and when and where of writing. 


I always told myself that I would be a serious author once I had a proper office. And for the first time I do. I have a real office, with a door that closes. It is a small space, but I don’t have to share it with toys and golf clubs. The irony is I still take my computer and write on the couch in the living room with the toys and the golf clubs. The clubs should not of course be in the living room, but that’s what they refer to as compromise within a marriage.

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” A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.”

~ Franz Kafka 

” A book should…

Ever, Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austen

Ever, Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austen

~ Yes folks, its finally happened! There is a demo (an actual demo) for an online RPG set in the Jane Austen universe. If you’d like to venture into Austen’s world, then please, follow this link. As for me, I’m already there. 😉

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Creates a List of 22 Essential Books, 1936

F. Scott Fitzgerald Creates a List of 22 Essential Books, 1936

(via Bookriot:)

In 1936 — perhaps the darkest year of his life — F. Scott Fitzgerald was convalescing in a hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, when he offered his nurse a list of 22 books he thought were essential reading. The list, above, is written in the nurse’s hand.

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Five Gold Rings

Five Gold Rings

(via daysfalllikeleaves:)

Five gold rings book sculpture.

From the twelve days of Christmas series.

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“In my experience, writers tend to be really good at the inside of their own heads and imaginary people, and a lot less good at the stuff going on outside, which means that quite often if you flirt with us we will completely fail to notice, leaving everybody involved slightly uncomfortable and more than slightly unlaid.
So I would suggest that any attempted seduction of a writer would probably go a great deal easier for all parties if you sent them a cheerful note saying “YOU ARE INVITED TO A SEDUCTION: Please come to dinner on Friday Night. Wear the kind of clothes you would like to be seduced in.”

And alcohol may help, too. Or kissing. Many writers figure out that they’re being seduced or flirted with if someone is actually kissing them.”

~ Neil Gaiman on flirting with / seducing writers 

“In my experien…

How To Write A Good Book Review

~ When writing a review you are expressing your opinion. Remember to be fair. You can be witty, but you should never be nasty. Never rant because you feel strongly about something. Sometimes you can get away with arguing if you amuse and inform.  


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