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Two National Treasures at the Oxford Literary Festival

Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner in Conversation

Earlier this evening I went into Oxford for my only visit to the Oxford Literary Festival this year. It was a sell-out event at the Sheldonian – with two national treasures who have been collaborating for decades in conversation. 585 more words

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Write Now 6 News

It’s almost that time of year again, when the Jack becomes a hub for the best of local new writing, there is already a buzz in the air as we have just released the full line up of plays and workshops happening this May. 1,437 more words

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Teens Can Write, Too! (March 2015)

Yay! I think this makes for two months in a row… maybe even three? I’m always forgetting to sign up for the Teens Can Write, Too! 1,016 more words

Books

The Writer's Alphabet vol. 12; "L" is for Love (is Bullshit)

Love, much like religion, is a bullshit pursuit that leaves those that believe in it and strive for it feeling worse off than if they had never heard of the word or concept. 546 more words

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The Writer's Alphabet vol. 11; "K" is for "Kill Your Babies"

Before the ruckus starts, notice the quotations around “kill your babies” in the title. It’s an editing phrase, not a suggestion for murder. Okay, well, yes, the murdering of words, but not of people, babies or otherwise. 586 more words

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Writing Quote of the Day

“I started writing one afternoon when I was twenty, and ever since then I have written every day. At first I had to force myself. Then it became part of my identity, and I did it without thinking. 106 more words

Writing Inspiration

The Writer's Alphabet vol. 10; "J" is for Justification of Jerkstore

Do we all remember the Seinfeld episode where George gets slammed by a co-worker for eating too many shrimp and George being George can’t think of a good comeback so George being George again spends way too much time trying to think of a witty comeback to shoot down this co-worker but then fails again when his comeback, while funny, shits the bed because his co-worker has a better comeback? 479 more words

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