Sam Adams | 'I just wanted to write and I’ve done so whenever I’ve had the opportunity'

For more than half a century, Sam Adams’ eclectic output has made him a stalwart of Wales’ literary scene. He discusses his latest novel Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 01:59:07 UTC ]
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How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-09-25 16:27:00 UTC ]
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How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-09-25 16:27:00 UTC ]
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Struggling as an author? Stop writing only what you want to write

Earning a living as a writer is as likely as winning the lottery. Instead of writing books and persuading others to buy them, find out what people want to write, then do it for themPhilip Pullman: professional writers set to become ‘an endangered species’ due to low wagesI left school with a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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But what if I want to write about mangoes?

Here I am. Writing about mangoes, while eating a mango. I am a stereotype dream come true. “I try to avoid any mention of mangoes, of spices and monsoons,” said writer Jeet Thayil, in an NPR interview a few years ago. Yes, these are the stereotypes that we are often pigeonholed in. I debated and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-28 09:09:52 UTC ]
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Harriet Evans | 'I want to write about things that interest me'

On the sunny spring morning that we speak, Harriet Evans has been going through the page proofs of her 12th novel, The Beloved Girls, with a forensic eye—long before she was a bestselling author, Evans was a highly regarded editor—and it has not met her exacting standards. “I’m actually... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-14 16:27:00 UTC ]
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Dr Gwen Adshead | 'I wanted to write something that could be read by a lay person'

"I have spent decades working with people who have caused horror and grief to others. I will tell horror stories in this book but I will also tell stories of change and recovery. It may surprise the reader that this is possible.” So writes forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr Gwen... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-19 19:46:17 UTC ]
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Melvin Burgess | 'Like a lot of white folks, I’ve been wary of writing Black characters'

Melvin Burgess’ Three Bullets, which interrogates themes of brainwashing and the far-right, will be released this summer alongside a 25th-anniversary edition of the author’s pioneering YA novel Junk.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-11 21:15:24 UTC ]
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Clare Weze | 'It’s only latterly I’ve been making the characters whatever [I want them to be]'

"I like the hybridity of literature and science. They belong together, and they certainly belong together in my head,” says Clare Weze, a trained scientist whose début novel, The Lightning Catcher, combines her love for science with her skills as a fiction writer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-11 17:35:36 UTC ]
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Vaseem Khan | 'I wanted to write a book just for myself, and I put in there all the things I love'

Vaseem Khan was reading about the history of Mumbai as part of research for his successful Baby Ganesh Agency series—which stars the newly retired Inspector Chopra and the elephant he inherits on his last day of work—when he came across a fact that made him sit up. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-28 16:04:12 UTC ]
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'I've never felt less festive': the art of writing Christmas novels, 365 days a year

Drinking sherry, bingeing Downton Abbey ... how authors keep up the spirit of the season, even when writing during heatwaves and a nightmarish ChristmasChristmas novels are not a new phenomenon. Charles Dickens sold out of his first print run of A Christmas Carol in days in December 1843, while... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-12-17 15:22:04 UTC ]
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Benjamin Dean | 'I did want to be able to write something that I could almost ‘give’ to my younger self'

When Benjamin Dean began to pursue his dream of writing fiction, he did not expect his début to be a novel for children. “I never really anticipated writing for children at that time,” he tells me, speaking on the phone from his London home. His middle-grade novel Me, My Dad and the End of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-26 14:11:48 UTC ]
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Raven Leilani | 'I wanted to write a story about a young black woman who is unvarnished on the page'

"The first time we have sex, we are both fully clothed, at our desks during working hours, bathed in blue computer light.” So begins Luster, the extraordinary début novel from American author Raven Leilani, which has caused a sensation in the US and deserves to do the same here. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-01 23:03:04 UTC ]
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Holly Bourne: 'This was something I’d wanted to write about for years'

Holly Bourne answers our questions about her YA novel tackling toxic relationships, The Places I've Cried in Public (Usborne), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 08:58:47 UTC ]
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Betches' Aleen Kuperman on explaining new media to immigrant parents—and not wanting to write about 'The Bachelor' again

Aleen Kuperman is co-founder and CEO at Betches Media. The company has grown from a blog created in a dorm room at Cornell in 2011 to a sprawling media network including nine podcasts, New York Times-bestselling books and millions of Instagram followers. In this episode of the “Ad Block”... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-18 09:01:00 UTC ]
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Lisa Taddeo wanted to write about female desire. It set her on an eight-year odyssey.

The author reflects on “Three Women,” which was the result of countless interviews and a cross-country drive in an RV. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-03 12:54:00 UTC ]
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Gerry Adams reveals he is writing The Negotiators Cookbook

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has revealed he is publishing a cookbook in time for Christmas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Emma Adams and Malika Booker join The Writing Squad team

Two writers, playwright Emma Adams and poet Malika Booker, are joining the core team of The Writing Squad, a development programme for writers aged 16-21 in the north of England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lisa Jewell | 'I always wanted to write psychological thrillers'

Nearly 20 years after her début bestseller Ralph’s Party, Lisa Jewell reflects on her long career and her recent move into psychological thrillers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Howard Cunnell | 'I wanted to write the stories that were about love'

Howard Cunnell's Fathers & Sons is a memoir about a search for identity and what it is to be a man that packs a punch that belies its brevity and, despite taking us to dark places, it’s a book about all kinds of love. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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