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Here’s a great post from Writer’s Digest on the 7 deadly sins of writing. How many of these are you guilty of? Enjoy. In a thought-provoking, writing tips based ThrillerFest panel provided by WD managing editor Zachary Petit, four popular authors shared what they believe to be the deadly sins of the writing craft. Here […] [...more]

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Crime & Conundrum: Zoe Ferraris & the Saudi CSI

By Alice Johnson Published in The National 4th July, 2012 When 19 bodies are found buried in the desert, the female Saudi CSI Katya has to deal with more than just finding the killer in Kingdom of Strangers, the latest crime novel by Zoe Ferraris. We talked to the three-time author about Saudi Arabia and […] [...more]

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Chris Cleave Tackles an Olympic Dilemma

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, June 13th, 2012. What’s more important, ambition or love? What happens when these two collide? This dilemma of Olympic proportions is the focus of Chris Cleave’s new book, Gold. Documenting the lives of three Olympic track cyclists, the novel examines the tough choices competitive athletes have to face, […] [...more]

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Before they were published…

Ever wondered what your favourite authors did before their books hit the shelves? Here’s a top-10 of the best and most random. 10) D H Lawrence: Junior Clerk, surgical appliances factory (1901) At Number 10 it’s D H Lawrence, author of the once-banned Lady Chatterley’s Lover. A surgical appliances factory indeed! Not very author-like. DH […] [...more]

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The Owner is about to smash a film record

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, Arts & Life, May 22, 2012 When it premieres across the world and in Dubai on Friday night, The Owner is set to break a world record for the most directors working on a single film. Created by 25 directors from more than 10 countries on five continents, […] [...more]

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Stieg Larsson’s success fuels interest in Nordic noir

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, Review, May 19, 2012 What is it that makes Nordic noir fiction so compelling to its many fans? Is it the barren landscapes, unpronounceable surnames, woolly-jumpered detectives or the serial crimes committed in ice-cold surroundings that so definitively stimulate intrigue among readers? And while the acclaimed Swedish writer […] [...more]

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The extraordinary memoir of one man’s fight for peace (PRL)

‘This story is a necessary lesson against hatred and revenge.’ Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish Published in Arabic by BQFP 12th April 2012, QR30 A London University and Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and ‘who […] [...more]

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Freelancing: The Final Frontier

Six months in, and my newly-fledged career as a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor and all-things-word-related-provider is going pretty well, if I do say so myself. Of course, the first few months were quite tough and I went through what all freelancers go through: lack of payment, lack of work, lack of general ability to make […] [...more]

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Have you ever collected anything? Perhaps you were a secret stamp, coin or football card collector? Well, you won’t be able to beat the collections of Lorraine Ludman, whose been collecting ‘things’ all her life. She’s now got more than 60 collections, including hamburgers (plastic & tin), newspaper cuttings, cats (13 in total!) and other […] [...more]

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Thad Allen: “It’s a leadership challenge, it’s a legal challenge, it’s a policy challenge, it’s a resource challenge”

Published on Zawya.com, 1st February 2012 By Alice Johnson Thad W. Allen, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, recently retired from the United States Coast Guard. As the 23rd Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Allen was selected by President George W. Bush to lead the response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as […] [...more]

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