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Procrastination: my favorite mirror

September 5, 2014 7:34 pm0 comments
Procrastination: my favorite mirror

The most ironic aspect of this whole endeavor I am  undertaking (that is, writing an article) is that I am really supposed to be studying for not one, but two exams, both of which are looming with the same eerily depressing allure of a storm cloud. The thing about storm clouds is that […]

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Khaled Hosseini: A Gifted Writer

May 11, 2014 10:18 am0 comments
Khaled Hosseini: A Gifted Writer

Like a good scotch or whisky, Khaled Hosseini gets better with age. With the publication of And The Mountains Echoed, Hosseini has now published three books. His first book, The Kite Runner was adapted both into a film and a graphic novel (the latter by Hosseini himself), It follows the […]

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The Messy Birth of A Vampire: The Prologue for Better Off Dead

October 8, 2013 3:18 pm0 comments

In 2013, I published my very first book! It was a labour of love and took me, on and off writing it, 5 years to finish and be happy with, what with doing everything else around it like acting and living! There are lots more books and idea to appear, […]

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Escaping from everyday life – Interview with German writer Amanda Laurie

September 23, 2013 11:04 am0 comments
Escaping from everyday life – Interview with German writer Amanda Laurie

“The green landscape, the magnificent panorama and the view to the castle nearby inspires my imagination every time anew. The surrounding area of the village has a big influence on my writing and my books. Very often I am in the mood to go on a walk or to go […]

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Celebrity Journalists

June 10, 2013 2:00 pm0 comments
Celebrity Journalists

In this new journalistic era of parsimony, one’s artistry and literary prowess are insufficient. For, whilst spirit and skill are necessary, it is experience that is imperative in the realm of reporting. Aspiring graduates are frequently greeted with three familiar words upon searching for employment: “one year’s experience”. In such […]

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Hunter S. Thompson: Eight years on from the demise of the godfather of Gonzo.

February 14, 2013 1:35 pm1 comment
Hunter S. Thompson: Eight years on from the demise of the godfather of Gonzo.

“There he goes, one of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” – Hunter S. Thompson No matter what field of work you’re in anywhere in the world and no matter how hard […]

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Amazon and Publishing – It’s a Jungle Out There

January 5, 2013 4:58 pm0 comments
Amazon and Publishing – It’s a Jungle Out There

I read an interesting article about what Amazon are up to with their publishing program and the way the wider publishing industry views it (surprise, surprise – they don’t like it much). This article points out that in today’s climate the only irreplaceable elements in the publishing process are the writer […]

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The Literary Agent’s Secret Code: What Every Rejected Writer Needs to Know

December 30, 2012 4:36 pm1 comment
The Literary Agent’s Secret Code: What Every Rejected Writer Needs to Know

This post is in response to an agent who recently replied to me asking what exactly is it that I want him to do for me. It’s like a surgeon asking you to tell him what you think is wrong and where the best place to start the incision would […]

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