Writers Connect Newsletter Issue 40

Welcome to the Writers Connect Newsletter Issue 40. Writing is a human experience. It’s about connection with everyone and everything around us. We understand you’re busy. So the newsletter usually has just four or five main items of content. A brief but satisfying read. In this issue: Write Here, Right Now: What’s Happening in Writing []

How a Dictionary is Born

When we think of dictionaries, it seems as though they must have existed forever. Yet of course, like everything, a dictionary has a beginning. How a dictionary is born is the subject of Pip Williams’ entrancing book, The Dictionary of Lost Words. This post is a review of her book. The title may sound like []

Questions from a Young Writer

‘Questions from a Young Writer’ came from a writer just out of school who recently contacted me for some feedback on his fantasy fiction manuscript. His questions are around helping him find the best ways to polish his manuscript and then seek publication. Many of these questions from a young writer may also be helpful []

Writers Connect! Issue 39

Welcome to the Writers Connect newsletter Issue 39. Writing is a human experience. It’s about connection with everyone and everything around us. We understand you’re busy. So the newsletter usually has just four or five main items of content. A brief but satisfying read. In this issue: Write Here, Right Now: Livestream Writing Events Word []

Writers Connect!

Writers Connect! Newsletter 38 Welcome to the Writers Connect! newsletter. Writing is a human experience. It’s about connection with everyone and everything around us. We understand you’re busy. So the newsletter has just four or five main items of content. A brief but satisfying read. In this issue: Write Here, Right Now: Writing Competitions Word []

Famous Authors Series – Elif Shafak

Many years ago, I read The Forty Rules of Love by the author of today’s post ‘Famous Authors Series – Elif Shafak’. Elif Shafak (born 25 October 1971) is a Turkish-British writer. Her surname is an anglicised version of the Turkish (Şafak). Cultural diversity coloured Elif’s childhood and teenage years. She was born in Strasbourg to Turkish parents, returned []

Famous Authors Series – Janet Frame

Escaping by a whisker a life that would have been curbed by a drastic psychiatric intervention is one experience that defines the subject of today’s post ‘Famous Authors Series – Janet Frame’. Janet Frame (28 August 1924 – 29 January 2004) was born in the South Island city of Dunedin in New Zealand. With her []

Setting Yourself Up For Writing Success

At the start of a fresh new year, it is appropriate to start with a post about setting yourself up for writing success for the year ahead. Tips for being a productive writer In this post, I give you tips from my Book Coaching Program ‘Get Your Book to the Finish Line’. Whatever your writing []

Famous Authors Series – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

‘Famous Authors Series – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’ is our fourth post profiling famous authors. I wonder if Sir Arthur (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) knew that his character Sherlock Holmes, created in 1887, would remain popular into the 21st century. Upon the success of his character, he co-wrote the stage play Sherlock []

Famous Authors Series – Isabel Allende

‘Famous Authors Series – Isabel Allende’ is our third post profiling famous authors. Isabel Allende, the Chilean-American writer born in 1942, wrote her first novel The House of the Spirits (1982) when she was almost 40. As towering a literary figure as she is, physically she is tiny, just 5ft. She is a multi-award-winning author, []

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