Category: Writing

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Horripilation

One book in the TSL collection which gives me horripilations is The Good Vicar by RJ Whitfield. And I really didn’t expect to find the word on a medical page! If you’ve resisted following...

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Rhotacism – mispronunciation of ‘r’

I was intrigued to discover that there is a condition called rhotacism – I assumed, having come across so many communities in East Africa where ‘r’ is pronounced as ‘l’ that it was more...

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Authors on books they read

Authors read for different reasons – from research to inspiration, relaxation and support or for income. It makes sense, all professionals know their subject and authors should be no different. I never thought I’d...

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Children and reading

Some articles of interest. Keep reading during school holidays, by Julie Wood This article is not directly about children but it has the consequences of children not engaging with books and impact it has...

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Writing genres

Ever wondered what some genres entail? You’re not alone. Here’s what I’ve discovered: Speculative fiction #LiteraryChallenge2017 #1 ‘Sad books’ – Every month we review books on a new theme for you. ^F https://t.co/6Q9q6fWb7P pic.twitter.com/OQXCifBwVE...

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The joy of language

Language is a funny thing – it’s fluid, it appears to be constant but the use and meanings of words change. When we arrived in the UK from South Africa, we quickly learnt to...

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Vocab development

How would you combine these ideas in a story? Xenophobia = Ignorance. We’re all humans on a small, floating rock through an infinite galaxy, together. pic.twitter.com/FZ6esp17Zo — History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) 27 June 2017...

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Writing is …

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. U can see only as far as ur headlights, but u can make the whole trip that way.E L DOCTOROW — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters)...

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What makes a real writer?

The real writer will write. He has something inside of him that must come out. Kurt Vonnegut #amwriting pic.twitter.com/lOah1vDHsU — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March 2017 George Saunders takes things a little further explaining the...

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Gender dependent adjective/noun

I live and learn. Proofreading A Second Chance, I decided to look up the difference between blond and blonde. I knew there was a difference in spelling, tending to think if it was hair...