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Meeting Gore Vidal Jul 30, 2017

"We should stop going around babbling about how we're the greatest democracy on earth, when we're not even a democracy. We are a sort of militarised republic." Gore Vidal.

In 2008, I was invited to...

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How to Write Better Books Jul 29, 2017

Some tips for writing better books from our founder, Booker listed, award-winning author of literary and historical fiction, Louise Dean.

  1.  At the core of every good concept is a paradox....
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Getting Started as a Writer meet the team starting to write Jul 09, 2017

Our founder, Louise Dean, describes how she got started as a writer and shares the advice she sought in person from the writers she admired.

When I was living in New York in the late 1990's, in my...

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James Baldwin Writing Advice Jun 20, 2017

James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful, iconic writer with works like The Fire Next Time, Giovanni's Room, Another Country and Just Above My Head as...

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Me & Coetzee May 20, 2017

I read Disgrace by JM Coetzee in the year 2001 when I was living in New York. I had written two books; flops. Disgrace focused my intentions. It became apparent to me that there were heights almost...

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