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Why it took 25 years to get to South Africa by James King

An excerpt from South Africa Diaries by James King Shattered dreams When I heard the news, on 11th November 1965, that Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) had declared UDI (unilateral declaration of independence) I was devastated. I had just been selected to represent the combined British… Continue Reading “Why it took 25 years to get to South Africa by James King”

Research can be fun! by Sue Clark

OK, let’s get it out there. Research for a novel can be a chore. Those heavy reference books, that dry-as-dust internet browsing, that trawling through ancient cuttings, they’re just not me. I write comedy, you see. For years, I was a BBC TV and… Continue Reading “Research can be fun! by Sue Clark”

Victorian Divination and Tales of Horror by Jon O’Bergh

What do crystal balls, funeral parlors, haunted houses, and tarot cards have in common? The classic imagery we associate with these things comes to us courtesy of the Victorians. The people of that era were fascinated with the occult. Victorians threw Halloween parties at… Continue Reading “Victorian Divination and Tales of Horror by Jon O’Bergh”

Autistic Fantasy – A New Literary Genre by Cameron Straughan

Autistic Fantasy? What’s that? Is that a thing? I didn’t know it existed! Well, that’s because I just invented it. Allow me to explain. Awhile back, I read a journal article entitled “Diagnosing Fantastic Autism: Kafka, Borges, Robbe-Grillet” (Olsen, 1986). It was extremely interesting.… Continue Reading “Autistic Fantasy – A New Literary Genre by Cameron Straughan”

Take it on the chin by Stephen A. Kennedy

I learned one of my most valuable lesson in writing back in my college years. I was taking a screenwriting class where every student had to write ten pages of their script per week. Then, we would take turns reading what we’d written that… Continue Reading “Take it on the chin by Stephen A. Kennedy”

“Editing: A Professional’s Job” by Alexander Watson

“Editing: A Professional’s Job” My editor, John Baskin, and I sit in the dining room of the General Denver Hotel, Wilmington, Ohio, at one-ish in the afternoon; he orders chicken noodle soup with a side of broccoli, an iced tea with a splash of… Continue Reading ““Editing: A Professional’s Job” by Alexander Watson”

On writing non-fiction versus fiction books by Kristian Hall

  So far I’ve written seven books, and published five of them. Two were best-sellers, both in my native country of Norway.

The Idea Behind Dystopian Novel – The Vatican Games by Alejandra Guibert

The Idea Behind Dystopian Novel – The Vatican Games by Alejandra Guibert I wanted to write a novel that would appeal to a wide readership because my writing is usually more inward-looking, rather than action orientated. I found that I could do both in… Continue Reading “The Idea Behind Dystopian Novel – The Vatican Games by Alejandra Guibert”

Three Paradoxes Solved by Writing Novels by Freda Hansburg

Three Paradoxes Solved by Writing Novels by Freda Hansburg Shrink Rapt was my first novel-writing effort, self-published before its new release in a revised edition, courtesy of Micro Publishing Media.  Completing it took eight years, my most arduous and gratifying accomplishment.  As a psychologist,… Continue Reading “Three Paradoxes Solved by Writing Novels by Freda Hansburg”