Monthly Archives: March 2010

How to Write a Play: The Workshop

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I had a fascinating couple of days this week.  The director of CurvingRoad‘s next production, two actors and I locked ourselves in the Old Red Lion Theatre and workshopped Dig, one of the two plays we will be presenting in …

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A Chat with Chown: Part II

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As  promised, here are the rest of Marcus’ fascinating answers to my innocent questions: Is it frustrating writing about something like physics when you know it can all change at any time? I am especially interested in how you deal …

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A Chat with Marcus Chown

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I have always been fascinated by science, as those of you who have read Tangled Roots know.  And I love to  think about the interplay between science and language.  And so, when I heard that Marcus Chown, whose book We …

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Sarah Salway’s latest: One Week Left to Win Yours!

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Now this is a book I have been waiting anxiously for. Sarah Salway is a well known writer of great talent, generosity and humour. Her previous novels, Tell Me Everything and Something Beginning With, have been big sellers, though I …

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Finding a New Way: In Conversation with Fiona Robyn

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I don’t need to tell you that the airwaves are full of discussions about the changing face of publishing, the latest technological advances and how they affect writers, the how-to’s and how-not-to’s of everything from writing a pantoum to writing …

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Prolific Blogger Award

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Thanks to JJ at Tea Stains, I am now the proud recipient of a Prolific Blogger Award.  I’m tired just thinking about it 🙂  Actually, so many people post blogs more frequently than I do that I’m rather chuffed about …

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Polish Day at Jewish Book Week

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   Literature festivals can be enticing smorgasbords. You wander around tasting bits of ideas here, slices of art there. But it is especially interesting when you can sit down to a 3-course, theme-based meal. Sunday’s events on offer at the …

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The Cost of Doing Business or How To Put on a Play

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One of the most surprising of all the hats I wear is that of the beleagured theatre producer. Think of Mel Brooks…this may cause me lots of excitement and headaches, but it also creates great curiosity on the part of …

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Blog Splash

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I love creative people, and Fiona Robyn is certainly one of them. Not only is she an excellent writer of moving novels and beautiful poetry, she also seems to be a marketing whiz. Fiona has decided to publish her new …

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