Ideas, Inspiration and Resources for Writers
Monday March 21st 2011

Inspiration

Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton

   Alain de Botton is a London-based author whose books have been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday [Read More]

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Distractions killing your writing?

We’ve all been there. You’ve grabbed a coffee, your notebook, your laptop, your notes are nice and straight next to you. The water bottle is full, the glass clean. You sit down in front of the [Read More]

John Gilmore

John Gilmore is a legend amongst the Hollywood literati. From the tough streets of pre-Giuliani New York, to the glimmering lights of Hollywoodland, Gilmore’s sensual noir has illustrated the [Read More]

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law literally made me pee myself when I read one of his first contributions in Frankie magazine. He was also a hit at the 2010 Emerging Writer’s Festival in Melbourne. He’s an out [Read More]

The Lucky 13 interviews with writers

John Gilmore

John Gilmore is a legend amongst the Hollywood literati. From the tough streets of pre-Giuliani New York, to the glimmering lights of Hollywoodland, Gilmore’s sensual noir [Read More]

Clare Weber

Editors, ah editors. TS Eliot famously said: “I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers.” Yet, when they’re on duty, editors ask you [Read More]

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law literally made me pee myself when I read one of his first contributions in Frankie magazine. He was also a hit at the 2010 Emerging Writer’s Festival in [Read More]

Musing about writing

Is this the best piece of dialogue ever?

I grew up watching Benny Hill, Prisoner (Cell Block H) as well as Twin Peaks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My education was [Read More]

Telling the truth, the whole truth

April 7, 2011 is W-Day – That’d be Wikileaks Day – the day that THE book of the decade is set for release? [Read More]

Writing excuses

Back in December, I signed up for a 30-day challenge by Reverb. Every day, a new prompt arrived in my inbox and I’d write a [Read More]

A Room of One’s Own… or whatever

To borrow a phrase… I’ve been on vacation in the country for the past week and I’ve been madly writing. I sit, [Read More]

Writers on writing

A few memorable quotes from some memorable writers:   “You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part [Read More]

Writing Tips, Promps and Exercises

Distractions killing your writing?

We’ve all been there. You’ve grabbed a coffee, your notebook, your laptop, your notes are nice and straight next to you. The water bottle is full, the glass clean. You [Read More]

Weekend writing prompt #2

Get writing this weekend; whet your creativity with a few images. For each image below, write for 20 minutes. Think about the possibilities: Who is it Where are they? What [Read More]

Weekend writing prompts #1

Welcome to the first of the weekend writing prompts. What’s a writing prompt? Put simply, a prompt is a story starter. You know how sometimes you sit down to write and [Read More]

12 Exercises for Improving Dialog

Dialogue is one of the most difficult aspects of writing to master. There are many pitfalls you must try to avoid, such as: Unnatural speech Dialogue that does not sound like [Read More]

Writer’s Block #1

Writing exercises stretch your mind and clear the noisy thoughts, and writer’s block. Don’t just write when the muse hits you, chances are you’ll write little, [Read More]

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