Tag Archives: Writing the Novel

Write On- Are Writing Classes a waste of time?

I suppose everyone has read about the writing class blast that Novelist Hanif Kureishi hurled  – as a waste of time– saying he would never go on one despite teaching a writing course.  He informed the audience at the Literary … Continue reading

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Write On- The Writer’s Diary

I have to confess, I have tried so many times and in so many forms to keep a diary with the ending result– unreadable pages. In the end I wrote with a fountain pen, simply because it forced me to … Continue reading

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Write on- Well, only if I can Tweet or Pin it.

I saw a cartoon the other day of a writer’s desk and it brought to mind how intrusive social media can be. The cartoon desk was loaded with social media icons and the actual typewriter or pen to do the … Continue reading

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Write On- Mapping your novel

One of the marvels of fiction is the ability to go to places you have never been and take your reader there with you. It’s would fabulous if we all could be like Hemingway and go run with bulls, or … Continue reading

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Write 0n- A new name for a Novel?

Howard Jacobson, a favourite writer of mine, was recently quoted as saying that he felt a sense of heartbreak when he heard readers say, “I don’t like this book because I don’t sympathise with the main character.” It triggered a … Continue reading

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