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

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Spelling is important after all!

Oh dear. The general manager of the Chilean mint, Gregorio Iniguez, along with┬áseveral 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

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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

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