Cities: Inspiration for writers

Cities: Inspiration for writers

The South African Book Fair was recently held in Johannesburg at Turbine Hall in Newtown, the iconic and inspiring building, with deep roots in the city. Cities have long been the source of inspiration for great writers, from Charles Dickens to Ernest Hemingway and today cities play varying roles in the works of South African writers. … Continue reading

Merle Grace on short stories and the writing process

Merle Grace on short stories and the writing process

Congratulations to Merle Grace on having her short story Disappeared included in the Short Sharp Stories anthology, Incredible Journey. Can you give us a short description of your story? And the opening lines? The opening lines to Disappeared: “The blood seeped through the almost transparent whiteness of his head wound. Mandla and I were not supposed … Continue reading

August Creative Writing Workshop

August Creative Writing Workshop

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Enjoy a bit of literary fun at Allaboutwriting’s Creative Saturday Be inspired by the cry of gulls as you release your creativity, build your confidence and allow your imagination to take flight. The workshop will be of equal benefit to more experienced writers wanting to augment their skills, and to those with … Continue reading

Many paths for the writer in South Africa

Many paths for the writer in South Africa

If you are feeling like you have to choose what type of writer you are, stop right now. Here’s what three of South Africa’s top writers had to say on the subject at the recent South African Book Fair. In Books, Blogs and Flieks Craig Higginson chatted to Fred Strydom and Harry Kalmer about storytelling … Continue reading