Monthly Archives: February 2010

American Authors

BBC4’s Front Row has online feature-length interviews with the ‘greatest’ American writers from 1939 to the present: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/front-row/american-authors/ (May only be available in the UK). Advertisements

Posted in Writers, Writing | Leave a comment

Spelling is important after all!

Oh dear. The general manager of the Chilean mint, Gregorio Iniguez, along with several other employees, has just been dismissed after thousands of coins were issued that misspelled the name of the country. Instead of C-H-I-L-E, the coins had C-H-I-I-E stamped … Continue reading

Posted in Grammar, Writing | Leave a comment

First Lines

Richard Wiseman ran a contest over on Twitter a little while ago, looking for an opening line to a novel. As I’m sure you all know, many authors look to create a ‘hook’ in that opener – something to entice … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Leave a comment