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.
'He really wrung that text dry.' In the days and weeks that have followed, I've pondered that phrase, the concept of wringing the text dry. So often sermons say so much less that they could because of the constraints of time both in preparation and delivery. What did this man mean? How did he mean it? And is such a feat even possible?
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.
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 in a … Continue reading Happy New Year!
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
Hi lads! This week's challenge is Write about a bookshelf. Happy Writing!
Hi lads! It has been a good week for us here, we've been on holiday - sort of. We had time off work but stayed at home and did stuff. We had two amazing trips to Pitlochry to see some shows, my favourite of which was JM Barrie's The Admirable Crichton (review perhaps to follow). We … Continue reading Writing Challenge – Week 30