Tag: writing

Book Review – Barbarian Days – A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

The prose in this book is sublime, pure poetry in places. William Finnegan (author of many other books and columnist at The New Yorker) is a skillful, lyrical writer and his words are a pleasure to read. He is able to take essentially indescribable experiences and bring them to life with beautiful words. He achieves this in such a way that you, as the reader,…

Between the books with Pamela

I’ve just read Things Unseen, a compelling psychological thriller by Johannesburg based author, scriptwriter, vlogger and Tweeter extraordinaire, Pamela Power. It is published by Clockwork Books. I loved the book, it kept me up at night and guessing right till the end. You can catch up with my review  HERE on Goodreads. I caught up with Pamela during the week.…

#PitMad 2016

I entered #Pitmad (and #PitchWars) in 2014 with another manuscript (that I thought was AWESOME). I tweeted, I queried, I cried and I begged, but it was to no avail. So I did some thinking, I took the lessons learned from the contests and the gems gleaned in the rejection letters and I polished them up, nice and shiny so…

#PitchWars 2016 #PimpMyBio

I entered #PitchWars in 2014 with another manuscript, and, while I wasn’t selected, I learned a lot. I let all the lessons percolate for a bit and then worked very hard to complete another manuscript last year, and have it ready for Pitch Wars, which (for those who don’t know) is a  contest hosted by the American writer and Twitter contest…