A Book Review: Still Writing by Dani Shapiro

It is one of the few books written by a writer, for other writers, that has made me think: “She gets it. She knows what this feels like.” Continue reading A Book Review: Still Writing by Dani Shapiro

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A Book Review: Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

When my secondary school began a (short lived) creative writing club, I asked the teacher if there were any books she could recommend. In response, my teacher reached into her bag and gave me her copy of Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. I was fifteen years old when I received this book – now, six years and a creative writing degree on – … Continue reading A Book Review: Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

A Book Review: The Writing Life ed. by Marie Arana

A writer’s mind is divided. On the one side, you have the pragmatic craftsman that was shown in last week’s book review How To Be A Writer. On the other side, you have the introspectives. Writing is a practical skill, yes, but it is also a deeply personal one. It’s a desire to investigate life, to challenge it, or to showcase it through your own words. … Continue reading A Book Review: The Writing Life ed. by Marie Arana

A Book Review: How to be a Writer by David Quantick

Writers are a fascinating breed of people, aren’t they? They come from all walks of life. From teachers, to builders, to painters, to stay-at-home mothers; each and every writer follows a different thread into the writing world, yet they are all cut from the same cloth. How writers approach their writing is just as varied as their individual lives. And it is this individualistic, strange … Continue reading A Book Review: How to be a Writer by David Quantick