Category Archives: Books

The little Foyles handbooks

I’m very fond of these little handbooks by Christina Foyle,  who joined her father in the publishing game at the tender age of 17. These books, small and handy were full of valuable information. Just the sort of book to read … Continue reading

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Writing the mood

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I can easily get lost in worlds. Some writers have their rooms and their desks cleared for this reason. I took this photograph late at night and before I knew it, I was lost. Here where two spies, reunited after … Continue reading

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Come sit upon the Seat of Knowledge!

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I was out in the Wilds of Washington, ( no Starbucks in sight) when I found this little second hand bookshop with the Mad Hatter just about to do a walk about.  I love second hand bookshops, there is something … Continue reading

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Write on- Reading Aloud

Reading aloud is such an intimate experience, especially when reading to some one else. Heads close together, breath held as an important scary passage is read aloud late at night. It is from reading aloud that we learn the small … Continue reading

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Write On- Googling the goggling…oh dear….

  Once in a while, a word comes along that really jars you out of the read. I was really into this current novel that I am reading…when I read the following sentence. She goggled. What? Googled? That was my … Continue reading

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Write on- A library without books? Is that like a typewriter without paper?

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One of the pleasures of books is their sheer physical appeal. I love the slight ripples in exquisite papers, the smell of the ink, the pressed imagines, the leather of a binding, the embossed title, and the sound of the … Continue reading

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Write on- Help I’ve swallowed a novel!

I’ve been asked this a few times and thought I would address this question- I have a novel in me. How do I get it out? Well…for starters, there are better things to eat, but seriously, sometimes the hardest part … Continue reading

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