This is a question that has plagued me for some time. Writers are people who write. So, if I don’t write, can I call myself a writer? If I write badly, do I have to call myself a ‘bad writer’? Well, I want to be a ‘good’ writer! I.e. somebody whose work gets read […]
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If I had a plot that was all set in advance, why would I want go through the agony of writing the novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery, for me at any rate.
— Chaim Potok
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Whilst getting inspired for writing material and stories is usually not a problem for me, I have been struggling with my ‘why’ lately. A ‘why’ is not to be confused with a goal or target. I have plenty of them and find it easy to remember what they are. In particular, my main goal […]
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As my friends and I, are counting down the last few hours of an exceptionally tough year, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am to still be writing. Those who have been reading me regularly since the launch of this blog will have noticed the effects of what I can only describe […]
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With Christmas just around the corner, I have been YouTubing lists of dystopian reads to keep me busy over the upcoming holiday period and welcome break from my day job – aside from writing of course.
Getting slowly into the Christmas spirit, I am sharing this comprehensive list of the 10 best dystopian novels.
What I like best about this list is that – unlike others – it doesn’t solely zoom in on dystopian science fiction and recent YA hits but includes a range of dystopian novels that are also considered classic literature and thrillers. Read More