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Write On! Interviews Writer Alex Shaw

This week Write On! interviews thriller author Alex Shaw. Alex spent the second half of the 1990s in Kyiv, Ukraine, running his own business consultancy before being head-hunted for a division of Siemens. The next few years saw him doing business for the company across the former USSR, the Middle East, ...

Friday Features: Away With Words (Pun Intended)

By Mickey Mayhew As a youngster, my grasp of prose was, I think, already quite masterful. Often my teachers would flourish praise on me in their footnotes, sometimes embarrassing me by reading my efforts out to the entire class; trying to make me stand up and recite them myself usually met ...

Write On! Issue 10 OUT TODAY

Storytelling From East London To The World Write On! 10 is out today (see digital version here). Sponsored by the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation, we are delighted to be featuring a Wilbur Smith exclusive, showcasing this household name as Guest Agony Uncle on our ‘Insight’ page. The lead interview is with ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Rest + Recharge

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my September ‘Thoughtful Tuesday’ page. We’ve had the summer to rest and recharge our batteries and, if you’ve been following the Extra pages, you’ll have seen that we took a little time to rest during August. So, I thought I’d start thinking about rest and taking it ...

Write On! Interviews Writer James Swallow

This week Write On! interviews BAFTA-nominated scriptwriter and award-winning New York Times, Sunday Times and Amazon #1 bestselling author James Swallow. James is the author of over 55 books and writes action-packed espionage thrillers, fast-paced science fiction and tie-in literature, along with radio drama and video games. He's best known for ...

Friday Features: Reading Is Good For You

By Claire Buss Curling up with a good book is something I love to do and the more I think about it, the more I feel that reading must be good for you. So, here are my top ten reasons why you should be reading: Reading is stimulating! Remember the last ...

Monday Moments: Looking Back At A Summer Of Play

Introduced By Holly King September is a dreary month. It signals the end of holidays, sunshine, lie-ins and late nights; of days out and not worrying about the time, of seeing friends and family, beach trips, sun cream and the relaxing of rules. September is when the play ends and work ...

Write On! Interviews Writer D.V. Bishop

Co Vollmer photographed at Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling on the 23/09/2018.Paul Reich D. V. Bishop is an award-winning screenwriter and TV dramatist. His love for the city of Florence and the Renaissance period meant there could be only one setting for his crime fiction debut. ...

Friday Features: Writers + Money

By Palak Tewary Writing is a creative endeavour. To sustain it, there is a need for writers to be financially savvy and have knowledge around the economics of writing. Writers don’t need to enjoy it, nor do they need to be good at it – there are experts for that – ...

Being ‘Alright’ With Maria Ferguson

By Eithne Cullen I first came across Maria Ferguson when I went to a reading of Fat Girls Don’t Dance. Since then, I listened to Alright, Girl? as an audio performance through The Living Words Festival and, for the second time, loved both the poetry and her arresting, authentic voice. She’s a ...