Category Archives: Reading

Monday Musings: And Another Thing

The Gods We Pray To? Writers tend to invoke a variety of deities, and not just “the one, all seeing, almighty” during the course of a writing day. We pray for Wisdom, to know what to write that will get … Continue reading

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Monday Madness: How to Succeed In Publishing Without Really Trying?

I Heard It Through The Grapevine: At BEA 2012, Bowker vice-president for publishing services Kelly Gallagher released their newest self-published books figures. For 2011, the number of self-published titles (based on ISBNs) was 211,269. The numbers for 2010 were 133,036. Two Hundred … Continue reading

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The Friday Fishwrap Goes Chumming

The sign over there says it best…  We get so easily distracted by social media in its many forms that we often procrastinate about doing the one thing we really need to be doing. We become so obsessed with keeping … Continue reading

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The Rules of Readings | Shrinking Violet Promotions

Author Jennifer Nielsen offer us some valuable pointers on how to give a public reading. Doing a public reading can be challenging to every author – not just shrinking violets. Some people are naturally better at oral reading, some have stronger voices, … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize 2011 Long-list Announced

The ‘Man Booker Dozen’ was announced today. It includes four first time novelists. The chosen are; Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House) Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side (Faber) Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books) Patrick deWitt The Sisters … Continue reading

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All This Darkness! What to Buy The Grownup Reader? (A Parody)

All This Darkness! What to Buy The Grownup Reader? (A Parody).

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NaNoWriMo: To Write or Not to Write?

NaNoWriMo: To Write or Not to Write?. A thought provoking argument by Briony Miles @ Suite101.com    

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