Diversification and dirty words

If you are making a living from your writing, that is marvellous, but for everyone else, keep the day job. Perhaps you saw The Bookseller's recent piece by Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors, exploring once more how low author earnings can be. There is plenty of data to read, but I thought I would tell you, full disclosure, what I am doing and aim to do. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-05 02:31:17 UTC ]
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In ‘The City of Mist,’ a final word from Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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'Dad Bod,' 'FTW' And 'Amirite' Among 455 New Words Added To Dictionary

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Here’s John Waters reading a dirty scene from Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

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[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-20 16:04:44 UTC ]
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