Some wise words from A L Kennedy... "The joy of writing for a living is that you get to do it all the time. The misery is that you have to, whether you're in the mood or not. I wouldn't be the first writer to point out that doing something so deeply personal does become less jolly when you have to keep on at it, day after cash-generating day. To use a not ridiculous analogy: Sex = nice thing. Sex For Cash = probably less fun, perhaps morally uncomfy and psychologically unwise. Sitting alone in a room for hours while essentially talking in your head about people you made up earlier and then writing it down for no one you know does have many aspects which are not inherently fulfilling. Then . . .
I am obsessed with writing rooms and creating the perfect setting to pen my literary masterpiece, so recently I revisited a fabulous trend which goes hand in hand with summer (especially if you live in the UK like I do!) and that is writing outdoors. With the warmer months fast approaching it's time to look forward to lounging in the garden to write instead of staying cooped up in the house. Here I have collected 10 of The Best Outdoor Writing Spaces for inspiration and your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! Be inspired and above all else... go and write outdoors! :) LB x 10 of The Best Outdoor Writing Spaces 1. This beautiful office space makes me want to . . .
As I near the end of my teen years—in less than three months I’ll have entered my twenties—it’s become apparent to me that more and more people are asking why I still continue to read Young Adult novels. My response is always the same... Young Adult novels are 75% accurate to predicaments people go through on a regular basis. And I’m not referring to the teenage vampire hottie that shares your love of journalling. I’m talking about serious issues like mental illness, death, finding your own voice, coping with loss and dealing with drug and alcohol abuse. Honestly, the list can go on. And it will, because this is a list (in alphabetical order) of YA novels that anyone can . . .
A month or so ago I put out the call for a talented individual who was looking to spend their summer writing reviews and gaining experience working here at Literature Bitch as an intern/assistant. After literally HUNDREDS of applications I whittled it down and had the pleasure of choosing Victoria Shayne. Victoria is from Texas, USA and is currently a sophomore undergrad at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire where she majors in Creative Writing. Victoria eat, sleeps, and breaths Young Adult fiction; not only is it the genre she’s read since she was ten, but it’s also the genre she writes in. Victoria first found her love for writing when she was just starting high school and during . . .
Once in a while a project comes along that I know is going to be HUGE and I recently learned of one originating in Italy named The Global Hamlet that is going to be just that. It’s a ground breaking literary experiment which is set to launch in April 2015 and I am very excited to be telling you all about this fantastic venture. This is going to be the first, great experiment of a people’s edition of a literary work. It is the entire world annotating and illustrating William Shakespeare’s Hamlet throughout the web. Think Wikipedia, but with Hamlet and you are on the right lines! The Global Hamlet is going to be a living book, the first never-ending collective of a literary work. It will . . .