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A Writer’s Guide to Magic by Bea Davenport

I blame Bewitched. It was my must-see TV series when I was growing up and I still love it, even though I now watch through my fingers because of the … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Satchkin Patchkin by Bea Davenport

Satchkin Patchkin, will you lift the latchkin? Satchkin Patchkin, will you lift the latch? When I read stories to my eldest daughter, one of her absolute favourites was this book: … Continue reading

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Rule and The Exception by M.A. Griffin

I signed up for an online screenwriting course at UEA over Christmas. It ran for the first few weeks of February this year and I eagerly dived in. The whole … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Book That Changed My Life. Read on to discover yours – by Rowena House

OK, so this is a thought exercise, an attempt to funnel life’s complexity into a bookish article, because – surely – no one work deserves the title of The Book … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Book That Changed My Life by Shirley-Anne McMillan (contains major spoilers!)

I was fourteen in 1989. The Troubles in Northern Ireland had been going on since before I was born and those of us who only knew our country in this … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why you need to read Eve Ainsworth’s TENDER by Emma Pass

  There are quite a lot of perks to being an author/bookworm, and one of them is being lucky enough to nab early copies of some of the best YA … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Representation Means to Me by Mo O’Hara

What Does Representation Mean to Me By Mo O’Hara   At times in my relationship with my literary agent she has been… An advisor, an editor, an advocate, a negotiator, … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Abandoned Projects by Perdita Cargill

This is more a sad tale of a project abandoning me. Years ago (eight?) my house was burgled and my computer was stolen. Stuck in the side of that computer … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

At the Writers’ Cafe by Elli Woollard

Writing in cafes? I don’t. There. End of story. Actually it’s not, because I did once spend quite a while writing in a hospital café over the course of a … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment