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The Man Who Stared At Swans: Jon Ronson Goes Bird Watching On M4

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

It was the greatest day of his life. Or so he said on Twitter. The moment that writer Jon Ronson snapped a picture of a swan waddling through traf...

Writing a Novel? The Big Lie

Tasha Smith | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Smith

It's time. I sit at my laptop and I have nothing to do but write. The house is clean, all commitments have been met; I am free to write. Steam rises from a cup of tea to my left; I pick it up, sip and stare at the screen...

My Five Golden Rules for Being a Writer on Twitter

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Tech
Lynn Shepherd

I've been on Twitter since the summer of 2010, soon after my first novel was published. Three books, three years and a few thousand followers later, I think I may be getting the hang of it. So for what it's worth, here are my own five ways to get the best out of Twitter, and make sure it gets the best out of me.

Why Robin Thicke Has Blurred My Lines

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlie O'Brien

As a woman I don't think I'm supposed to like the lyrics to Blurred Lines. I definitely don't think I'm supposed to like the video. I'm talking about the banned version where all three girls are naked and basically submissive throughout. (It's very easy to find on the internet by the way). OK, let's get down to it...

Matthew Tucker

Dan Brown: The Marmite Man Of Modern Literature

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Dan Brown has sold 200 million books in 52 languages, penned the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Peo...

The Brilliant, the Average and the Blocked

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Deborah C Dooley

As the owner of a writer's retreat, I've encountered writers who say they have writer's block. The cure, I've discovered, is simple. We sit at the kitchen table, tea and banana bread to hand (this may be an optional part of the cure) and I ask the afflicted one what they would like to write.

A Star's Guide to Making Bigger Bucks

Jane Fae | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fae

I have indeed discovered the secret to business success. And I owe it all to Starbucks.

#FightingWriters Hash Tag Game - Get Ready To Cringe

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 31.07.2012 | Home

Oh dear. Perhaps we should be more careful what we wish for. Only a few days ago we were running around like toddlers at Christmas raving about Twi...

Consider Working From Home as a Freelance Writer

Reno Charlton | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Reno Charlton

Although they tend to work mostly behind the scenes, you probably see the work of copywriters every day, whether it is in print media, online, on TV or whether you hear it on the radio.

Salman Rushdie and the Magical Realism of Terror on Art

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The background: January 2012, A thriving local Indian literature festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival, which gets visiting authors like Irvine Wel...

On... Buzzspeak - Or Where Has All the English Gone

Martin Treanor | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

Now, with regard to the grammar and spell-checker controls on my computer's software, although I'm somewhat reticent to use them (what with being an a...

How to Succeed as a Writer Before the World Ends in 2012

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

What follows are not New Year's resolutions, they are a writer's determinations which happen to be made at this time of year.

An Interview with Noah Cicero

Declan Tan | Posted 14.02.2012 | Home
Declan Tan

Noah Cicero is a novelist, poet and short-story writer from Youngstown, Ohio. He has authored six novels, the first of which, his influential and widely-acclaimed small press namedrop The Human War, has just been made into a feature-length film.

Why Christmas Shop on Foot When You Can Shop Online?

Martin Treanor | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

This is by no means an original topic for a blog, and every year tends to get churned up again and again - so please accept my apologies for regurgita...

Sam Parker

'How To Be A Writer' (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

They say there's a book in everyone, and there's certainly no end to courses and guides that claim they can help us unleash our inner epic. But what i...

Man Booker Nominated Snowdrops: A.D. Miller's Debut Novel

Crane.tv | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Crane.tv

Miller claims that journalism and fiction are two different kinds of writing obviously, but the challenges remain pretty much the same for both disciplines. Adding that journalism is a very good training for writing fictions: according to him it makes a writer better and more efficient.

Mohammed Hanif's 'Our Lady of Alice Bhatti' - Modern Pakistani Literature Continues to Shine

Nauman Khalid | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Nauman Khalid

Mohammed Hanif's 2008 debut, "A Case of Exploding Mangoes", was an impressive feat of imaginative and literary skill. It justly propelled Mohammad Han...

VIDEO: Laura Dockrill: The South London Takeover

Crane.tv | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Crane.tv

She calls herself a poet but Laura Dockrill also illustrates all her work, creates intricate artwork and maps and is now working on a series of children's books. Crane.tv catches up with her.

Getting Away From Sex

Ashley Hames | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK
Ashley Hames

Some of you may know me as the guy who presented the Sin Cities shows on Bravo...raunchy, gonzo-style documentary series about sex and pornography where I would travel around the world interviewing porn stars and investigating (and sometimes taking part in) odd sexual fetishes.

Joe Dunthorne returns with Wild Abandon (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Crane.tv

Young London-based author Joe Dunthorne made a name for himself with the book Submarine. His debut novel won him the Curtis Brown Prize and was conseq...