Month: July 2018

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ANNE TYLER’S CLOCK DANCE

Holiday reading means the chance to read several books in as many days instead of consuming only one or two over at least a fortnight.? And the excitement of seeing Anne Tyler?s latest novel, CLOCK DANCE, at Gatwick airport in a special pre-release airport edition knows no bounds! No spoilers here, I promise, but just...

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YOUTH V EXPERIENCE …

Evidently it is essential these days to be ?media savvy? to find success as a writer. Equally, we are told, publishing companies and agents consider writers to be as much a product as their books and ?promotability? is far more crucial than the quality of their prose. So youth, beauty or at least some kind...

How to make books pay
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HOW TO MAKE BOOKS PAY!

An article in the Arts Times 2 section by James Marriott on Friday 29th June makes for thought-provoking reading ? and the title alone is alarming for a lot of us writers who are never going to be discovered as a young fresh voice.? Evidently, it claims, the only way to make books pay is...