Book of the week ​: I feel bad about my neck and other thoughts about being a woman

Most of the time, great books finds me more then I find them. Sometimes, they find me ahead of time, when I'm not entirely ready to read them. A great example would be the excellent The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. How do I know its an excellent book if I haven't read it yet, yet … Lire la suite de Book of the week ​: I feel bad about my neck and other thoughts about being a woman

How to trash your first draft without crying your heart out

At University, I had my first creative writing class. Many would follow, but in the first one, I learned one precious tip. The teacher, a best-selling author who happened to wrote really good novels, sparked a passionate debate when he shared that tip with the whole class. " Work hard on your first draft, take … Lire la suite de How to trash your first draft without crying your heart out

Book of the week: The Castle of Otranto

Thanks to my endless writing research, I got my hands on one the first, if not THE first gothic novel ever written. And I loved it ! Actually, truth to be told, a novel that is said to have inspired other writers, like Ann Radcliffe, to name the only one that I can think of … Lire la suite de Book of the week: The Castle of Otranto