Tagged: John Samson

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Novel Preview: Powerless

THE LIFT The lift pinged softly, the sound further muted by the light green carpet that rolled away down the corridor of the tenth floor. Deon Scott, a man in his late thirties, shifted...

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Short Stories – why read them?

Some say only established authors should publish short stories. At TSL we support and publish short story compilations, recognising that readers like variety. Short stories allow a reader to enter into a writer’s world...

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Colloquial Speak

With the advent of globalisation, the differences between the types of spoken and written English have become more apparent. This has transferred to television where newsreaders in Britain no longer speak with what was...

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Breaking the Mould

Why follow the crowd? I don’t understand authors who insist on writing to formulae. Yes, there is a place for formulaic writing – for those who don’t want to concentrate. I remember as a...

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Angels

Angels appear to be very popular in literature. Here is a sample of popular and not-yet-so-popular angels. Where Angels fear to tread – EM Forster (read it here) Knowledge of Angels – Jill Paton...

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Novel Preview: Shaka are Dead

Listen to sample If a ou were to of jump over a railings outside a classrooms on a third floor, onto a tarmac quadrangle below, you don’t not always kill yourself. Old Zakes found...

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Reconciliation

If one wanted to identify a theme in the books I enjoy, it will most likely be Reconciliation. People finding ways to put aside their differences and come to a closer understanding of each...