Road Dahl was one of the iconic figures and lasting voices of my childhood. And so in honour of what would have been his 102nd Birthday, here are some excellent quotes from the master author himself.
Recently, an article popped up, written by a lady in defense of why she doesn't allow her children to read fiction. Part of her argument was that it isn't true therefore it is a lie and God commands us not to lie, but perhaps it's possible that fiction is often truer than we can bear to be out loud.
After all this time, I finally answer some questions about The WIP That Has No Name.
Run a quick search through your favourite search engine and you will find thousands upon thousands of articles listing The Top X Books of All Time Ever or X of the Worst Books Not Worth the Paper They're Printed On. They come in a crazy variety of categories including (but not limited to) Thriller, Romance, … Continue reading Five Books That Shaped Me As A Writer
He was an excellent speaker, unobtrusive but captivating. He did not flog us ten easy steps to getting published, nor did he attempt to dazzle us with eloquent yet empty verbosity. The man spoke simply and humbly and said just this: Write what you know.
The following is a chapter from a currently nameless fictional piece in progress simply because I've written about three pieces this week and don't feel too happy publishing any of them. So here's a dose of fiction for a change. It's only the first draft so don't get too excited but I hope you enjoy … Continue reading A Chapter For A Change…
Hi guys! Before I give you this week's photo, I'd like to share a few lines of Keats. I found a paperback of his complete works for four quid in the bookshop so I picked it up, being painfully aware of how little literature I read. So the poems of Keats have been my holiday … Continue reading Colours
Hi guys! I just wanted to say I'll leave it to your capable imaginations which one was me at eleven o'clock when my brother came home with a bunch of friends -_- Nevertheless it was an alright New Year. Hope you all enjoyed it. And remember it. The past year has been a hard one … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Hi guys! It's so strange being back at college after all this time but I'm happy to see some of the faces. Shame about the exams though ;) For all of you that may be at that stage, I'm wishing you the best. You are excused this week since you'll be sick of essays and … Continue reading Writing Challenge – Week 47
Hi guys! It's been a while since I posted anything other than the writing challenges so on the subject of literature, I thought I'd share my top ten books with you. There's no particular order but they should all be on your Christmas list and if you've read them, go read them again. 10. Inkheart - … Continue reading Ten Worlds You Need to Visit