Liveblog: Who Do You Think You Are? Live, 2014

Originally published by London Oral History here.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live has well and truly kicked off in style for its eighth year.

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Writing Tip of the Day: Sebastian Faulks

“I prefer books, ultimately, which are prepared to risk being idealistic than ones which prefer to stay on the safe ground of being critical. It seems a more daring and more interesting thing to do.

Image courtesy of Deborah Feingold/The Guardian

Of course it’s a high-tariff dive, and you risk falling flat on your face and indeed opening yourself up to the sort of people who haven’t taken a step off the safe island,

but there it is, these seem to be more worthwhile books to write.”

– SEBASTIAN FAULKS

Writing Tip of the Day: Stephen Fry

“We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I’m going to do next.

I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”

– STEPHEN FRY

Image courtesy of The Telegraph