Books, Writing

Writing Tip of the Day: J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling. Image from writerslobby.com

Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have “essential” and “long overdue” meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it. Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance. I must therefore guard the time allotted to writing as a Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg.

I believe in hard work and luck, and that the first often leads to the second.

– J.K. ROWLING

Theatre

Three Reasons To Love Shakespeare

You either love Shakespeare or you don’t. For someone who was around four hundred years ago, he’s sparked a hell of a lot of debate and, indeed, controversy. The author of 37 plays, as well as 154 sonnets and several poems, William Shakespeare has changed the English language like no other. Continue reading “Three Reasons To Love Shakespeare”