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CBBC interview with Children’s Author Phil Earle

Phil Earle is a very prolific and engaging writer whose ideas, thoughts and humour filled the space that was the Children’s Library at Southfields Library. Listening to him speak was very inspiring. Of course, his Liverpool accent helps. It’s like listening to a Beatles interview. Here he explains where ideas come from.  Essentially, they come from …

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Literary devices on crystal meth: The new “visceral” writing style of Chuck Palahniuk “Make Something Up” Han Kang “The Vegetarian”

Recently I became absorbed with Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian” and Chuck Palahniuk’s “Make Something Up”. I hadn’t read anything like these for a long time. They have some similarities and although I definitely preferred the latter so I will have to spill my guts out and start with . “Make Something Up” by Chuck Palahniuk I heard …

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The Sadomasochistic Art of Writing: you know what I’m talking about yes you do

#havingkittens #printed my #first #novel #today for the #firsttime #281 #pages #doublespaced #blackandwhite #writing #amwriting #fiction #author #thewritinglife #writer #ivyngeow #submissions #endurance #training #longhaul #longtermproject #powerofwriting #powerofreading #terrified #didnot #print the #secondnovel #ok A photo posted by Satsuma World (@ivyngeow) on May 19, 2016 at 3:24am PDT When the thing is virtual, digital, electronic, unreal: …

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“Hungry in Ipoh” makes it to National Library of Singapore

Thanks to my Uncle Siow Wah in Singapore who recommended “Hungry in Ipoh”, it has made it to the National Library of Singapore. Dear Reader, Thank you for your recommendation. Recommended Title Details:- —————————————- Title: Hungry in Ipoh / Author/Composer/Conductor: edited by Hadi M. Nor. Publisher: ISBN/ISSN: 9789670954059 We have received your recommended title and it …

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REVIEW: Stefan Zweig’s “Fantastic Night and Other Stories – Tales of Longing and Liberation”

“Fantastic Night and Other Stories” was written in 1922. Zweig was born in Vienna in 1881 to a wealthy Austrian Jewish family. He moved everywhere after he was a student in Berlin, he ended in London and New York and finally Brazil. He died in a double suicide with his wife in Brazil in 1942. These are …

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My sweet little monkey on BBC1 ‘Horizon’ TV Documentary – Crash – 9 January 1998

Imagine my excitement to discover that my original illustrations are still around – on BBC, YouTube! In my sentimental journeys into the past, enjoy the discovery of analog becoming digital, from TV to internet streaming. In those days, the drawings were prepared and then they were printed and couriered to BBC in White City in a hard envelope. There …