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Barns, Barstools, Tattoos and Harleys

By Randy Mitchell, published on Nov 2, 2013

When an author of fiction sits down to pen a novel, they have a fairly decent idea of what their story is about. They have characters in mind, places envisioned, a general idea of the plot which can make or break their efforts.

Many, like me, write from the gut and develop the book as inspiration hits while typing. Not so easy, as oftentimes this can become a very time-consuming endeavor. Others, like mega-author, John Grisham strictly believe in formatting an outline first then placing the story on paper; specifically seeing the story from beginning to end and then crafting a readable... (more)

Tags: writing, creativity, authors, randy mitchell, novels, writing novels, writing books, novelists, the writing life, novel creation

Homage to Orwell

By Anastasia , published on Aug 28, 2012

George Orwell is one of the true artists of English prose. Two of his pieces in particular, Why I Write and Politics and the English Language, essays on the uses and abuse of our common language, should be compulsory reading for all those in public life.

As a writer he has long been a favourite of mine, ever since I discovered him early in my school days. I’ve recently had cause to think specifically about his political commitments, his commitment to what he calls ‘democratic socialism.’

It seems to me that his choices are at variance with his deepest sympathies: he says he is... (more)

Tags: journalism, writing, socialism, george orwell, english literature, novelists

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