11 Mar 2012

'How to Write' from The Guardian


Do you remember The Guardian newspaper's 2008 'How to Write' series?  If not, then read on because you're in for a treat and better yet it’s free!

Covering journalism, fiction, comedy, poetry, screenwriting and biography, these supplements offered invaluable advice and bucket loads of encouragement from a range of leading professionals, including Wendy Cope on crafting superb poetry; Simon Jenkins speculating whether journalists are born or made; Catherine Tate on creating memorable comedy characters; and Robert Harris on penning novels.

Click HERE for the link where you can browse all this and lots more at your leisure.

Alternatively, hop over to Amazon HERE where you can buy the book, which pulls together all the material from these supplements and also includes a directory of useful addresses, including publishers agents, professional societies, and bursaries.

6 comments:

  1. Caren, thanks a mil for sharing this. I went to that site and read and learnt a lot.

    Never heard of it before, so thanks for sharing.

    Beir bua
    Michelle

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    1. Ahem,Moloney! "Taps ruler on desk." Aren't you supposed to be sending me something? :)

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  2. Thanks so much. Will certainly get this book.

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    1. Do. You won't regret it.I refer to it constantly and one day the contents might actually permeate the grey matter!

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  3. thanks for this Caren, looks like it might be worth getting

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    1. It sure is. I can't tell you the number of times I've referred to it as a "quick prompt to aid getting the finger out"!

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