5 Writing Tips: Paul Harding

“Don’t write your books for people who won’t like them. Give yourself wholly to the kind of book you want to write and don’t try to please readers who like something different. Otherwise, you’ll end up with the worst of both worlds. “ This is a great article from a Pulitzer Prize winner who writes excellent advice… Read More 5 Writing Tips: Paul Harding

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“LETTING THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG!” – Some common expressions explained

It’s considered wisdom among writers to try and avoid cliches these days but, while I see the danger in overusing them, I like our little idiomatic expressions. Since learning Bangla and living in Bangladesh for five years, I’ve also enjoyed classic cliches such as “to have a foot in two boats”, “to kill a mosquito… Read More “LETTING THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG!” – Some common expressions explained

Review: ‘Write Your Way Out of The Rat Race’ by Linda Formichelli

I was honoured when Linda asked me to be one of her beta-readers for her latest Kindle book written to help writers considering giving up the day job and begin trying to earn a living from words. I was even more pleased to end up being one of the ‘rat-race escapees’ she quotes throughout the book. So you immediately have a… Read More Review: ‘Write Your Way Out of The Rat Race’ by Linda Formichelli