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Essential Podcasts for Writers

The romantic myth of the writer composing in solitude is only partly accurate. No great works are created in a vacuum, and a bout of creativity doesn’t necessarily mean you have to separate yourself from the rest of the world. Podcasts and internet radio are a fantastic way to l read more

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Five Rules for Writing Historical Fiction

With the second season of the Outlander series now gripping the world, and with the re-release of not one but two of Peter Yeldham historical fiction novels only days away, it seems fair to say that historical fiction is now very much in vogue. It seems we’ve monkey-swung from sparkly read more

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War Journalism Through History

When I was studying my university undergraduate and dreaming of my career as a free-lance writer, I spent a few months considering becoming a war correspondent. Thanks to my poor cooking at the time, I already looked dishevelled and gaunt, and found the idea all rather glamorous. I im read more

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Judgement is Practical (Sometimes)

We’ve all been told time and time again to never judge a book by its cover, but this is a practice which I simply can’t follow. To me, the cover of a book is almost as important as its contents; the cover should give you a sense, a feeling of what’s to come. It should fill you will ho read more

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Change of Form

I tend to think of myself as an exclusively short story writer. I’ve dabbled in screenplays and obviously write the occasional blog, but in terms of my creative writing endeavours I always write short stories. The other day a new idea popped into my head. I began to think about the oc read more

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Little Book Owl: Above the Fold

Not too long ago, youtube book reviewer Little Book Owl filmed an amazing review of Peter Yeldham’s latest novel Above the Fold. Catriona talks about her experience reading a novel set in the Northern Beaches where she grew up. Watch the review here!   read more

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The Quiet American- Review

Unfortunately, when reading books at university, often the texts chosen for you are either written in the eighteenth century (and are basically as intelligible as hieroglyphics), or are so long and tedious that you resort to summaries online just to be able to know what you’re talking read more

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Inspiration in Familiar Places

There’s a strange kind of fear around the idea of meeting ones heroes. I think it’s probably because we spend so much time building these people up in our minds that the reality never truly meets with the expectation.  I’ve never really had much time for ‘heroes’. Certainly, there are read more

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Self-help for the help-reluctant

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘self-help’? Probably what I think – I don’t have time, it’s all the same gibberish, it’s too convoluted and complex to practically apply it to my everyday routine. I hear you. I understand the reluctance to read spiritual guidance – life i read more

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