Okay kids, it’s time for some links and some fun.
First up, we have 10 Words Every Writer Needs to Know, including the very awesome scripturient, to describe someone with a passion for writing. I’m going to be including all of these in emails to our authors from now on!
Secondly, we have a collection of images showing writers with their typewriters. From the very beautiful Sylvia Plath doing a spot of typing outside in the sun, to Nabokov dictating to his wife Vera, all of these are very cool – and offer a little glimpse into the writing habits of some of the greats.
Thirdly, do you know how to use the term Orwellian? The Guardian (who else?) is here to help, with a long discussion of the use and misuse of the word. Conclusion? It would appear that pretty much everything is Orwellian.
Now, we’ve got the book market this weekend, with 3 books for the price of 2, the sausage sizzle, author signings, and the perfect opportunity to snoop around our (lovely) new office. You’re all coming, right? And then we can wander down to the Wheaty for a beer after!
Oh, and you guys are probably wondering which authors are coming along. Numbers aren’t final yet, but so far we’ve got:
On Saturday Paul Heywood-Smith, Mike Lucas, Cameron Raynes, Miriel Lenore, Barbara Santich, Alex Frayne, Mary Lou Simpson, Ray Tyndale, Diana Chessell, Stephanie Radok, Valerie Volk and Peter Monteath.
And on Sunday Margaret Merrilees, Wilf Prest, Meg Hale, Lydia Laube, Patricia Sumerling, John Raftery, Janet Raftery, Mike Ladd and Ashley Mallett.
Phew! Let’s Billie Holiday this week into gear: