Cliff Blake and Harry Potter A poem, but a visit to Cliff's webpage will show he is an author too. Gentle stories that you will enjoy.
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Molly Freeman and Adrian Rice
Molly Freeman and Adrian Rice publications including courses for primary school classes
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My first novel, Music of Maninjau, has just been published by Bluechrome (www.bluechrome.co.uk). It is 'a mesmerising story about the structure, the beauty and the very essence of music' (not the author's words). David Green's webpage for more information.
Webmaster writes: I have just bought this book online. It is, I think, beautifully written. Its setting is in the Far East.
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Christopher Nichols has just completed his first novel, The Complete Astral
Traveller. It was written last year in Ely, UK, and published last month (on 22 July 2004).
The book challenges conventional values and beliefs and asks some
thought-provoking questions. He hopes that it will also raise a laugh or two and thinks it will appeal to anyone with an open and questioning mind, from philosophy buffs to Douglas Adams fans.
Details of Christopher Nichols
It is now in book shops (Ottakar's, Waterstone's etc) and on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.
The Complete Astral Traveller ISBN 904762034.
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Elisha Porat a 1996 winner of Israel's Prime Minister's Prize
for Literature, has published more than a dozen volumes of fiction and
poetry, in Hebrew, since 1973.
His works have appeared in translation in Israel, the United States,
Canada and England. Mr. Porat was born in 1938 to a "pioneer" family
in Petah Tikva, Israel. In the early 1930's his parents were among the
founders of Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh, where Mr. Porat was raised and still
makes his home. Mr. Porat was drafted into the Israeli Army in 1956,
served in a frontline reconnaissance unit and fought the Six Day war
in 1967, and the Yom Kippur War in 1973. A short story by him -- On
the Road to Beirut
is also posted at Ariga.
For several of his short stories.
As a lifelong member of his Kibbutz, Mr. Porat has worked as a farmer
as well as a writer. Mr. Porat currently performs editorial duties for
several literary journals.
Amazon bookshop, The Messiah of LaGuardia
A review of the
Messiah of LaGuardia
Payback, a new
fiction ebook, published August, 2002
Elisha Porat page
Elisha Porat is the author of The Messiah of LaGuardia, a
collection of stories.
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Jonathan Steffen's has written many stories and poems and has lectured in creative writing. He now has a website www.falconeditions.com
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There is a new twist to the publishing game and it is, of course,
on-line. Writers Showplace Inc. is
an on-line literary referral agency connecting writers of fiction and
non-fiction novels with
publishers and agents worldwide. WSi posts the authors query (w/bio)
and the first
2500 words of completed and polished novels, and then they target
market the work to publishing
industry professionals who specialize in that genre.
marked their third anniversary and
they have had 400 manuscripts requested, resulting in 28 agent
contracts and 6 book deals. They do charge for showcasings. $75 for
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MA in Writing for Young People
Bath Span University College has been a leading centre for the teaching of Creative Writing for many years. Since 1992, the MA in Creative Witing has produced published novelists and poets, broadcast dramatists and story writers. Now BSUC has launched a specialist MA in Writing for Young People, taught by a team of tutors all of whom are published in that field.
This is a practical, lively, workshop-based course on a sound academic foundation, and invites applications from writers (for all ages from early readers to young adults) with a serious wish to see their work in print.
For more information please contact: patgricia Lynn, School of English and Creative Studies, Bath Spa University College, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN. Telephone 01225 875559 or e-maiL: email@example.com
My Favourite Books
library He writes that it is a pick from among about 1500 titles
in Finnish (the
majority, especially the older ones), English (several hundred),
German (a few tens): in
no particular order, single title / author, science fiction (a couple
of hundred) mostly
missing due to laziness, maybe later on. The page is excellent with
many of my favourite
authors there. Including Vickrum Seth who wrote the saga A
which is a wonderful book. Very long but delves into every aspect of
Indian life. The
Diary of a Nobody is included, obviously a very well-read
Dick Francis is a prolific writer of whom everyone must
know. I enjoy his
writings because they are gripping and also always have some
extraneous information which
is obviously researched. Similar to the novels of Ian Fleming,
whose books are
equally gripping and equally have been researched in depth. I can find
no leads to Dick
Francis on the Web. His latest book is still in its Christmas wrapping
paper, my son gives
it to me annually, knowing it is exactly what I would like. But I am
just finishing Come
to Grief which is excellent, of course. It is interesting that
his heroes are
often crippled in some way.
Facing the Music, ISBN 009-946801, and Price
ISBN are written by Mary Sheepshanks, published in paperback by
Arrow. A third
novel is appearing later this year. These two books are excellent.
They are akin to the
novels of Joanna Trollope. Mary has a great sense of humour, and a
very perceptive view of
small children. I went to a boarding school with Mary. The books show
a none too reverent
streak in them, very unlike Mary, I thought. I asked her if she had
not been a very
virtuous pupil and she said no, the worst thing she had done was to
organise a bus trip to
a nearby town. We weren't allowed outside the school gates, so very
daring. What did you
do when you got there? We just came back. The worst thing we did at
the school was to go
round the adjacent graveyard in the dark, which we absolutely knew to
Belcarron, ISBN 0-7499-0266-3, and The House by
ISBN 0-7499-0348-1, by Anna Macklan. These books are very well
researched and are
about the problems arising in the divided Ireland of 1885 and the
problems of living in
Argentina. They are both excellent and riveting books. Unfortunately
only available in
hardback, published by Piatkus. Another of her books is due out this
year. This time about
Catherine's Land by Anne Douglas. This is the story of
a Land - a building of separate dwellings, communicating by a common
stair. It is set in Edinburgh during the 1940's. It is a
fascinating account of life at that time which has been well
ISBN Hardback 0-7499-04127, paperback
Graham Greene is the author on whom I wrote my thesis at
College, don't want you to get it wrong - not particularly erudite! He
beautifully. If one just reads one paragraph it is instantly
recognisable as his writing. Travels
with My Aunt is, I think, his lightest novel with humour
interspersed. But his
travelogues, such as The Lawless Roads which was later
used in his novel The
Power and the Glory and Journey without Maps
which was used in A
Burnt-Out Case , are very interesting in showing how this
author's mind works.
Anthony Powell is a very fine author. The books follow the
life of one Jennings and his friends, from school, through careers,
the war and after. They are very addictive and one welcomes the
characters as old friends. I am
delighted to be able to report that there is now a Society for Anthony Powell devotees.
Mervyn Peake's The Titus Books comprised of the three
Gormenghast books make a
very good read. I swear I caught a cold huddled in an imaginary tree
in a torrent of rain
whilst reading the saga.
Saki not much read nowadays. But his humour and one-liners
are great. Everyone
knows "She was a good cook as good cooks go, and as good cooks
go, she went."
Wiki Biography of
Saki with some of his stories.
Published 28th January:
The Internet: A Writers Guide
ISBN 0 7136 5192 X
A & C Black, £9.90 208pp
ordering and sample text at: www.internetwriter.co.uk
Jane Dorner is well-known in writing circles for her books and
web publishing and new technologies for writers. She represents the
of Authors on the Council of the Authors Licensing & Collecting
on the Board of the Copyright Licensing Agency and is a Director of
Writing and Computers Association. As a result, she singularly placed
evaluate the impact of the Internet on writers and journalists both
and in the future. This book merges extensive experience with personal
Whether you are using the Internet as a means of publishing your work
an aid to your research, this book gives practical, thoughtful and
advice on how the Internet can be of use to you as a writer. It
extend the use of email
join writers' circles and reading groups
locate agents, editors, translators or publishers
find books and bibliographical references
exploit electronic writing as a new art form
evaluate new publishing opportunities
resource creative writing courses
A unique listings section of over 800 websites for writers is in the
book is now online -- password-protected (the password is in the
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An organisation aiming at promoting and helping the best unpublished
and self-published authors to get recognition. At present inviting
short story submissions from unpublished authors for a properly
published anthology of 50 spine-chilling tales, of stories not
exceeding about 3,500 words. Closing date 31 July 2001. Submissions
with s.a.e should be sent to Infinity Junction, PO Box 64, Neston DO,
CH64 OWB. But note you get paid nothing for this, but do retain
copyright. It is purely in the hope that your work will get seen in a
Would be very interested to hear from anyone who has
dealings with Infinity Junction.
Infinity Junction webpage
Pamela Mann has been teaching fiction writing for eight years. She
offers three courses plus a critique service on the website. The
Ideas and where to get them;
a fairly in-depth look at the structure of a work of fiction;
Writing a synopsis and
How to approach a publisher.
Pamela's webpage or e-mail
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The Writers' Copyright Association, UK
*Important Announcement for all writers*
The Writers Copyright Association have recently undergone a refurbishment.
Of course you can still visit our site to copyright protect your screnplay or other literary work.
But now we also offer the following:
1. Legal Contracts for Film.
2. Film Templates
3. Upload multiple files for copyright protection.
And loads more.
The WCA continues to be the leading UK association for the protection of copyright.
Thanks for your time.
Writers' Copyright Association, UK
Web page for the Writers' Copyright Association
T04, Ealing Film Studios
Ealing, London W5 5EP
work: 08707 442 513
fax: 08707 442 514
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