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If the chemistry isn’t right just leave the job interview Why do we do it?  We wouldn’t if we were on a date.  We’d say our polite goodbyes or make excuses and leave.  So why don’t we apply the same … Continue reading

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“See, we’s the leftovers. The colored man is the leftovers….” August Wilson’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Just wanted to share. I love this speech from the character Toledo in Act One! It is clever dialogue, mixing satire, comedy, absurdity, history … Continue reading

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7 awesome quotes from Toni Morrison

Just wanted to share link below because I believe Toni Morrison’s writing her wisdom is life-affirming. Read her quotes on ‘anger’ and ‘narrative’. http://bit.ly/1nN6Di9  

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Publishers please publish less books – quality not quantity – spend more time publicising books      http://bit.ly/1bMksGQ This article says it all – less is more – quality not quantity.  Publish less books and spend more time publicising them.  … Continue reading

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The novelist as a performer – oral storytelling Writers, take inspiration from Dickens and perform your work.  You don’t need to be an actor, just tell your story and relive oral traditions. Your passion will come out and people will … Continue reading

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Self-publishing and policing content I heard Michael Tamblyn speak at last week’s FutureBook conference and he was very entertaining. He highlighted the issues about policing self-publishing content, especially with erotica.  Some publishers have voiced their concerns about the growth and … Continue reading

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Short story writers can win huge prizes Great news that short story writers can earn some decent prize money.   Lynn Coady’s short story collection Hellgoing won Canada’s biggest prize for fiction, the C$50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Don’t give up … Continue reading

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