Links I’m loving this week

Attending a Literary Award Ceremony Held in An Alternate Universe: Literary Hub Help! I don’t know what I’m writing! Categories in kid lit: Girl & Duck Inside Oliver Sacks’s Creative Process: The Beloved Writer’s Never-Before-Seen Manuscripts, Brainstorm Sheets, and Notes on Writing, Creativity, and the Brain: Brain Pickings Trend Alert: 11 Periodical-Style Shelves for Design […]

Seven reasons why an EU Leave victory will be a disaster for the UK book industry

Imagine that every country in the EU is linked to all the others by invisible threads that vibrate with stories of faraway lands. Each thread contains a voice, one that originally came to life in the form of the written word. These are the voices of writers, and with every story each voice tells, another […]

Self-publishing Vs traditional publishing- author interview with Louise Walters

I am honoured to be able to feature author Louise Walters who is currently making the transition from the traditional publishing route to self-publication. Louise has written ‘Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase‘, published by Hodder and is currently self-publishing her second novel ‘A Life Between Us’ with Matador. Today I’m discussing with Louise her decision to self-publish and […]

Philip Pullman’s resignation & why writing needs to be treated as a profession

Author of His Dark Materials trilogy Philip Pullman has resigned from his position as patron of the Oxford Literary Festival due to the fact that they do not pay the authors appearing as speakers at the festival. Pullman, who is also president of the Society of Authors, which campaigns for speakers at literary festivals to […]