Power of Writing course special offer

Power of Writing course special offer

  JOZI BOOK FAIR SPECIAL OFFER Pay only R 375 instead of the normal price of R 750 if you book and pay for the course before 30 September 2014! This four module introductory online creative writing course encourages participants to express themselves confidently by mastering the essential skills of creative writing. Who will benefit? Anyone … Continue reading

ParkWords – Parkview Literary Festival

ParkWords – Parkview Literary Festival

Heritage Day – Wednesday 24 September 2014 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview – 10h00 to 17h00 – All Welcome LITERARY PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 10.00 11.30 14.00 15.30 Perfect Cup Foyer Weber House * JOURNALISMIs the media the real opposition in SA politics?Indra de Lanerole,Anton Harber, Justice Malala andJessica Pitchford on the actual state of the nation JOHANNESBURGThe City … Continue reading

Self-publishing A Beautiful Family: Lessons learned

Self-publishing A Beautiful Family: Lessons learned

- Marilyn Cohen de Villiers I started my self-publishing/indie publishing journey about nine months ago. That was about the time I made the decision to stop thinking about self-publishing and actually do something about it. It’s been a rollercoaster ride since then – fantastic highs and excitement, followed by periods of self-doubt and enormous frustration. … Continue reading

Writing workshop Monday 8 September

Writing workshop Monday 8 September

Invitation to the September 2014 Writing Workshop in Johannesburg Publishing, old and new – and a fresh-out-of-the-box writing exercise You’ve written what you’re convinced is a knock-out novel. Now you face a particularly modern choice: either spend months or years tracking down a publisher willing to put their money where your mouth was… or publish … Continue reading

Lies, damned lies

Originally posted on mandycollinswriter:
I’ve never been a huge fan of neurolinguistic programming (NLP). Apart from the fact that it’s been shown to be pseudoscience, it always felt fake to me, certainly in the form it was preached: standing in front of a mirror and repeating things until you believed them. I’m just too cynical for…

Monday Motivation: A master of obliquity

Monday Motivation: A master of obliquity

- Richard Beynon Restraint, we say, is the writer’s best friend. Show, we say, don’t tell. Avoid explanations. Describe the smoke, and let your reader infer the fire. There are a hundred pieces of advice of that nature that writers regularly get given. But it’s sometimes difficult to decide precisely what they mean. What is … Continue reading

Invitation: Creative Writing Weekend

Invitation: Creative Writing Weekend

  Allaboutwriting and  Old Joe’s Kaia Invite you to join them for a creative writing weekend, 10 to 12 October THE KEYS TO CREATIVE WRITING  Discover what lies at the foundation of successful stories. Novelist Jo-Anne Richards and script writer Richard Beynon will lead participants through a series of writing exercises designed to expand creativity and … Continue reading