General, Literary places, The Reading Life, The Writing Life

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 …

General, The Reading Life, The Writing Life

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 …

The Writing Life

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: …