Using irony in a novel

"A traffic jam when you're already late A "No Smoking" sign on your cigarette break It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife It's meeting the man of my dreams, and then meeting his beautiful wife And isn't it ironic, don't you think?" - Alanis...

read more

Why Peer Feedback is so important

My mother loves to read my work. She's a 60+ year old lady, very well educated on a lot of topics, well-read, vigorous and harsh. Any literary critic is nothing compared to that woman. She sits down in her kitchen, puts on her glasses, pulls a pencil and there she...

read more

Loation, location, location

"A room of one's own", demanded Virginia Woolf for every writer. A room with a door that you can close, a desk that you can decorate, a window that you can look out through and a nice vase of flowers that wink at you while you write your ingenious first drafts. I have...

read more