Rereading favourite books is a joy for many people. We not only reconnect with favourite authors and characters. In a way we also reconnect with younger ourselves. Many writers also think rereading favourite books is a necessity.
Enid Blyton once a famous children’s writer
These were among the points made during a session which I thoroughly enjoyed at the Perth Writers Festival (PWF) 2016. Authors Tracey Farr, Debra Adelaide and Peter Rose discussed ‘A Reader’s Life’ with Sarah McNeil. Continue reading
Falling book prices could force authors to abandon their keyboards. That was the headline of an article by David Day, writing in The Age this week. David Day is a historian and biographer. He is also chairman of the Australian Society of Authors.
Response to falling book prices
You can read the article here.
Purple prose, according to Wikipedia, is
prose text that is so extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw excessive attention to itself. Purple prose is characterized by the extensive use of adjectives, adverbs, zombie nouns, and metaphors.
Purple prose manuscript hoping to become a book
Elopement: a Memoir has been a long time in the making. Years to write, too long to publish. And at last, I am happy that it is available for sale. Thanks to everyone involved.
Elopement: a Memoir
New horizons beckon. A seven-year-long project has finished. I’m looking forward to new ventures, thinking differently, new learning.
New horizons beckon
‘Paris,’ I said immediately when John asked where I’d like to spend our honeymoon. ‘I’ve always wanted to go to Paris.’
Dark clouds over Paris
Plot twists occur in movies and novels when there is an unexpected turn of events. They are a tool used by most writers of narrative works. I think they may also happen in life. Continue reading