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Creative Writing: How to get your characters to move along...

As writers, we have the job of creating, developing, and exploring the characters in our stories.  By stories, I am referring to fiction pieces where characters are made up.  408 more words


10 Things You Never Knew About Roald Dahl

On this day 24 years ago, one of the most imaginative and influential children’s writers of the 20th century died of leukaemia at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 750 more words

Miscellaneous Ramblings

This Day in History Nov 23 2014 Life Magazine Robert Johnson Larry Hagman Roald Dahl Madding Crowd

 by History.com

Nov 23, 1936:

First issue of Life is published

On November 23, 1936, the first issue of the pictorial magazine Life is published, featuring a cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam by Margaret Bourke-White. 2,067 more words


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Illustrator Michael Foreman
Author Roald Dahl
Year 1988 (first published 1964)
Publisher Puffin
ISBN 0-14-031824-0

“Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr Willy Wonka!

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Going ... going ... gone

For a brief time I had a little known affliction, perhaps not peculiar to me. Empty Shelves Syndrome. You may have experienced something like this when going through that crisis called Moving House. 220 more words


A jokey sort of nipper: Roald Dahl

(An interview with Roald Dahl in 1981)

Roald Dahl sells two million books a year. As three-quarters of these are for children, he was a fitting choice to open Austicks’ new children’s bookshop in Leeds last month. 709 more words

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