Five Unwritten Rules in Writing You Haven’t Heard (from me)

July 3, 2017

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“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.”

July 3, 2017

“I write because I love it. Words are free, and they soar with wings unbound from my mind to my fingers. And then they travel great miles to reach your eyes…”

July 1, 2017
“I write because I love it. Words are free, and they soar with wings unbound from my mind to my fingers. And then they travel great miles to reach your eyes. Here are the stories that I have to share. They stem from my observations, my experiences, my joys, my anguish, and my pure love of writing. They describe, they explain, they argue, they laugh, they cry. They are for you.”






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“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and inspire to reach their fullest potentials….and to strive for and perhaps even one day attain their wildest dreams.”
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Interview with Ernest Hemingway

June 30, 2017



“In order to write about life first you must live it.”



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Show and Tell

June 30, 2017


Oh, but I have things that I am burning to show you, and things to tell that will boggle your mind.

  • The woman I found in my room at midnight
  • The noise I heard behind me as I walked deep in the forest
  • The air passing by my ears as I fell, howling, from the very top of the cliff.

But these things must wait.

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My Experience at Penguin Random House

June 26, 2017

J J Hallam

Being a History and English Literature student at University, I decided it was time to dedicate some thought into my future. I had by this point whittled down my desires to focus on a career that was primarily literature or writing based.

Fortunately, in October 2016, I was given the opportunity to spend some time on a work placement with Penguin Random House based in London. Having not the slightest knowledge beforehand of what the demands of a publisher would entail, I was a completely blank slate.

Eager for experience, I didn’t specify a particular area of interest, and so I ended up in the Children’s Marketing and Publicity division. My first false preconception, it that everyone would be middle aged, wearing suits and matching pompous sneers as they carelessly threw hopeful manuscripts into bins. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The dress code is casual, so casual that…

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Ernest Hemingway on The Art of Fiction

June 13, 2017

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Here are some interesting tidbits I pulled from Ernest Hemingway’s 1958 interview in The Paris Review, on the Art of Fiction.

Among other things, Hemingway discusses his process, when he likes to write, and the value of editing. It’s highly readable and informative, despite his apparent boredom for most of the questions: “I see I am getting away from the question, but the question was not very interesting.” And, “when you ask someone old, tired questions you are apt to receive old, tired answers.”

Two highlights from the interview:

One, his confirmation of a writer needing space to create: “You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you.”

Two, his answer to a question regarding an author’s training:

INTERVIEWER: What would you consider the best intellectual training for the would-be writer?

HEMINGWAY: Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because…

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Thoughts along the Writing Journey: “Writers experience the world through writing.”

June 13, 2017

Write on Writing

“Writers experience the world through writing.”

“I just have to write to understand my experience of life. I feel compelled to write!”

“Write, create, innovate”


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How many people would like to write a book?

June 3, 2017

He (or She) Has Achieved Success Who Has Lived Well, Laughed Often and Loved Much

May 12, 2017

Craig's Quotes

SUCcess Emerson
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.  
– Bessie Stanley (and Ralph Waldo Emerson)


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“Sharing, informing,  enlightening, encouraging, impacting, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”


Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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