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Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle… by Elmore Leonard

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 I absolutely luv this list on the rules of writing- especially the last one! Published in the New York Times in 2001 it’s a timeless list I hope all you budding (and published) writers will find useful- I know I did!   WRITERS ON WRITING; Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle   By Elmore Leonard  (Published: July 16, 2001) 1. Never open a book with weather. If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a character’s reaction to …

My LitFactor article is up!

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I wrote an article recently about working a day job and writing. Whilst a bit tongue n cheek, I did include some truths…                                          LitFactor is a literary matchmaker, designed to unite unpublished authors with literary agents, online, to support the discovery of new writing talent. Click here to read the article!   Enjoy,   Lola

Where is Half of a Yellow Sun?

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I am of course referring to the movie adaptation of  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s lovely novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’.  I read this book many moons ago and have been waiting for the film adaptation to appear at the cinema (I already have my movie partner  -YBS that’s you!) I just need the date, movie peeps! Having researched online, all I can find is ‘awaiting a UK release date’.  In the meantime, here’s a lil video about the movie.   …