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Many years ago when I was editing ‘Quartos’ magazine, Patricia Payne, the then winner of the first Julia Fitzgerald Award, contributed what was probably the best ever introduction to...
[caption id="attachment_36" align="aligncenter" width="394"] Life-Writes: Where do writer's get their ideas? It's called Life[/caption] As we’ve said before, without innovative ideas any writing ...
[caption id="attachment_36" align="aligncenter" width="394"] Life-Writes: Where do writer's get their ideas? It's called Life[/caption] Without innovative ideas any writing is going to fall sho...
Compass Points: Horror Upon Horror: A step by step guide to writing a horror novel by Suzanne Ruthven - author of Whittlewood, House of Strange Gods and Charnel House Blues. This month's Goodreads G...
A Respectable Genre, or Second Rate Fiction? In a rather innocuous thriller, published in 1939, one of the characters reflects ... “The whole subject of the uncanny is certainly fascinating. And ...
If you never read past the first line of Glynis Scrivens’ ‘Edit is a Four-Letter Word’ you will find that the author has imparted one piece of creative writing knowledge that will last a life-ti...