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‘The Imagined Child’ goes audio

‘The Imagined Child’ goes audio

We are so thrilled that Jo-Anne’s book, The Imagined Child was chosen as the first Pan Macmillan local audio book. It’s beautifully narrated by drama coach Terry Lloyd-Roberts and produced by Audioshelf. We asked Jo-Anne a couple of questions: Is this the first of your novels to be turned into an audio book? Yes, it is, although previous … Continue reading

Monday Motivation: The reader’s job

Monday Motivation: The reader’s job

Sometimes we forget what the point of writing is. Of course, it’s self-indulgent, a narcissistic exercise in intellectual masturbation. Of course we do it because we love the feelings it generates in us. But really, I have to remind myself sometimes, that’s not the point. The point is to write something that other people will … Continue reading

Dark Torment by Tracy Todd

Dark Torment by Tracy Todd

We asked the authors who jointly contributed to the 36 Hours anthology a number of questions about their writing. Here are Tracy Todd’s responses: Is your short story fact or fiction – or a mix of the two? My story is fact. What was the inspiration behind your story? Frustration. You’ll have to read the story to understand why. Have you … Continue reading

Monday Motivation: Why we write

Monday Motivation: Why we write

It is said that there are, at most, only a couple of hundred novelists in the world who make their living entirely from their writing. Well, I’m not sure precisely who says that, but it’s become part of the accepted wisdom of the writing fraternity. “Don’t give up your day job,” says the sage advisor, … Continue reading

A Slice of Lemon Meringue by Courtney Campbell

A Slice of Lemon Meringue by Courtney Campbell

We asked the authors who jointly contributed to the 36 Hours anthology a number of questions about their writing. Here are Courtney Campbell’s responses: ​Is your short story fact or fiction – or a mix of the two? Fiction. What was the inspiration behind your story? I watched a young girl eat a slice of lemon meringue once. Fascinating. Have … Continue reading

The Day Before by Charmaine Pauls

The Day Before by Charmaine Pauls

We asked the authors who jointly contributed to the 36 Hours anthology a number of questions about their writing. Here are Charmaine Pauls’s responses: Is your short story fact or fiction – or a mix of the two? Pure fiction. What was the inspiration behind your story? I love unprepared writing from a given theme, thus chose the title … Continue reading