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, []

Famous Authors Series – Roald Dahl

‘Famous Authors Series – Roald Dahl’ is our second post profiling famous authors. Best known for his hugely popular children’s books, Roald Dahl was a British author who was born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1916 to immigrant Norwegian parents. He died in Oxford, England in 1990. The themes of his children’s books are usually unsentimental []

Famous Authors Series – Katherine Mansfield

This is the beginning of a series of posts about the lives of famous authors. Just how ‘regular’ these turn out to be will depend on other content I have to post, but let’s kick off today with the Famous Authors Series – Katherine Mansfield. Katherine Mansfield was a New Zealand author who lived only []

Clichés, Dead Metaphors and some Alternatives

In a recent blog, we looked at clichés and overused (or dead) metaphors and their origins (see https://editors4you.com.au/cliches-and-overused-metaphors/). In this blog we look at the same topic, but with a twist – clichés, dead metaphors and some alternatives. As mentioned in the above blog, clichés and overused metaphors can negatively affect the impact of your []

How Can Writer Coaching Help Me?

Whether or not you have read the previous blogs on writer coaching (see links at end), you may still be asking yourself, how can writer coaching help me personally? I thought it would be helpful to tell you some stories (anonymously, of course) about several clients I’ve worked with, their reason for wanting coaching, and []

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