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For a comprehensive guide to writing fiction – Gotham Writer’s Workshop, Writing Fiction, The Practical Guide from New York’s Acclaimed Writing School edited by Alexander Steele is a book I stumbled across on Better World Books. A fortunate accident! This guide is something else giving easy to understand instruction in a humorous and light-hearted way without watering down the need-to-know facts on how to write a novel or short story. The book also contains a short story by Raymond Carver – ‘ Cathedral’ which is referred to in throughout the guide.

Covering all aspects of writing fiction, from point of view to reviewing stage the book contains exercises at the end of each subject heading to get the creative juices flowing and to demonstrate the point of each topic.

I thoroughly recommend the Gotham Writer’s Workshop Writing Fiction to all lover’s of writing and it’s process!

I have also just finished re-reading Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. This prequel to Jane Eyre is an intense read but also a fascinating look at how Bertha Mason ( a minor character in Jane Eyre that lived in the attic) came to be known ‘as the madwoman in the attic.’


P.S Better World Books receives donations of books of any variety from text books to fiction. All money raised through sales goes to literacy programs throughout the world. A great site for buying books and also to help support literacy.





There is nothing better than fresh produce! All that you see here was home grown, pickled and cured. The sushi was the best, it melted in your mouth. This was Sunday lunch with a couple of glasses of champagne – Yum!









A classic album that I’ve been meaning to buy for years. I wasn’t disappointed. This is music that transports you to another world….