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A Prompt From: Elizabeth Day
Get it done. Many people have brilliant ideas for books. Hardly anyone settles down to the task of actually writing those books. So much of writing is about the...
Cancel your plans, Bridgerton's back!
Word has it that something scandalous is brewing, soon to be making its way to a screen near you. That’s right, the wait is over: series two of Bridgerton, the...
Typecast Season 4: Christian Grey is 50 Shades of F**ed Up
Listen to the Rare Birds Books podcast. Typecast is the show where we cast our favourite books into film. This week we’re discussing Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.
A Prompt From: Naima Coster
One of the great pleasures in meeting new people is trying to figure out who they are beneath the narrative they’re giving of themselves. I love to pay attention...
Typecast Season 4: Is Chris Evans hot?
Listen to the Rare Birds Books podcast. Typecast is the show where we cast our favourite books into film. This week we’re discussing Chris Evans, hot or not?
A Prompt From: Jesse Q Sutanto
Aim low. This is the best advice I can give to any writer. When I first started writing, I thought my first draft had to be a masterpiece, something...
A Prompt From: Emily Henry
I spent years mistaking a fear of failure for writer’s block. I’d get twenty-thousand words or so into a draft, and have no idea what came next. It got...
A Prompt From: Mhairi McFarlane
Give your characters real problems, and let them make big mistakes. Not a Hollywoodish simulacrum of a problem, which are fixed by being brave, honest and nice enough. Pose...
A Prompt From: Carole Johnston
A screenwriter friend of mine once gave me an invaluable writing tip that I find myself using for every story I write, be it short-form or long. If you...
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