Monthly Archives: September 2011

Why Blog?

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credit to blog_corporate.gif Today I had lunch with one of the first friends I ever made in the blogosphere, Jennie from Tea Stains. The fact that she was an expat, a Brit and living in Thailand, a part of the …

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Free Verse at Exmouth Market

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Poets are wonderful creatures. There’s a marvellous subversive element to our collective consciousness, and when we feel threatened or taken for granted, as we so often do, we rise up and make our voices heard. Yesterday’s new poetry festival held …

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Plot or Character or Setting or What?

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I will be very brief here because I’d love for you to go there, to a column organised by the fiction writer Lauri Kubitsile called The Writer’s Room. Lauri has asked several writers including Jenny Robson, Cheryl Ntumy,Wame Molefhe, Beatrice Lamwaka, Gothataone Moeng, …

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Authors, All

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I love giving readings, but there’s something about Dublin that makes it even more special. The city oozes literature. There are statues of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde to stumble upon on both sides of the river. The Abbey and …

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Dubliners

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Nearly a year ago to the day, Ward Wood Publishing launched its first book, a captivating new novel by an extraordinarily talented writer (ahem) otherwise known as A Clash of Innocents by Sue Guiney. Since then they have published a …

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Places to Write

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Someone recently asked me to name five places I like to go to write, places that lure me outside of my office but still get the job done. I’m finding it harder to think of than I thought, because where …

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A Summer’s Worth of Reading

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I’m not ready to stop thinking about the summer, I suppose, because I’m not yet home or whatever it is my new home will turn out to be. But as I head into the autumn this week, I’ll take one …

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