How to Write Every Day… Or Else

[...] you can't rely on inspiration or a novel would take ten years.J G Ballard Let's face it, writing is hard and nobody really knows what they're doing. We fumble away at the page like dirty macaques reaching through a mesh fence for a slice of apple. But that's no reason to give up. Why,... Continue Reading →

Reading to Write & Vice Versa

Reading is the creative center of a writer's life.Stephen King, On Writing Reading is to writing as nourishment is to the human body, as coal is to a steam engine, and vice versa. If you read a lot, and make a habit of interrogating what you read (what the writer does through their use of... Continue Reading →

Nadine Dalton-West & Isabella Hunter Discuss Folklore, Technology, and ‘The Book of Witches’

The Sin of Witchcraft. We read about it, we look on it from the outside; but we can hardly realize the terror it induced [...]Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell The paperback edition of The Book of Witches, a radical new anthology curated by none other than A J Dalton approaches (Kindle edition out now).... Continue Reading →

A J Dalton and Adam Lively Talk ‘The Book of Witches’

The Witch of Endor in the Bible is very far from being a negative figure, so why then have women and others been persecuted for witchcraft in the UK for centuries?A J Dalton provides us with answers in a gripping introduction. A J Dalton, best-selling novelist and creator of the metaphysical fantasy genre returns to discuss his... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Phil Clarke, Script Consultant: Experiences in the Film Industry

Phil Clarke has been a dedicated script consultant for over a decade. He spent the best part of twenty years in the movie business, working on feature films by major Hollywood studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, 20th Century Fox and United Artists, and production/distribution companies Miramax, Lucasfilm and Intermedia. Phil Clarke. Phil consults on all genres, and his enviable career experience has helped him to... Continue Reading →

Aria Ligi Talks Writing, Politics, and the Poetic Objective

We talk to Aria Ligi, Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine, about her work, inspirations, and the role poets can play in our current political landscape. Aria's work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project. Two of her earlier books, Temple of Love: Poems for Marie Antoinette and Blood,... Continue Reading →

McKenzie Austin Talks Fantasy, Editing & What Not to Do for Self-Publishing Writers

McKenzie Austin is the one-and-only award-winning, self-published, Wisconsinite cheese-enthusiast author of the highly successful 'Panagea Tales' series, a four-part fantasy epic set in a dystopian world where steampunk pirates battle to save the future. Yes, that's quite an elevator pitch. Today, McKenzie answers our questions on writing, editing, and how to avoid the pitfalls of... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Writer-Scholar Simon Lee-Price

Simon Lee-Price returns to answer our questions about his academic research, writerly inspirations, and the role that philosophy plays in literature. How do Romantics like Lord Byron inform the trope of the suffering writer? Moreover, what can we learn from Henry Miller about writing? And how does habitual creativity inspire writers and artists to carry... Continue Reading →

David Ogilvy: Puerto Rico, Good Luck Margarine, and Dove Soap

After sundown, I drink nothing but Puerto Rico rum and Schweppes.David Ogilvy David Ogilvy believed in his clients' products and potential. If a client refused to meet his demands, he'd cut ties and show them the door, but he took great care of the clients that he didn't send packing. In many cases, he crafted... Continue Reading →

‘A Writer’s Work is Never Done’ by Simon Lee-Price

Simon Lee-Price hails from Liverpool and lives and writes in the UK. His short stories and non-fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Prole, Prose and Poetry, Interpreter’s House, The Caribbean Writer, and in several horror and speculative fiction anthologies. He tweets from time to time: @SimonLeePrice. A Writer’s Work is Never Done By... Continue Reading →

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