7 Brilliant Benefits Of Being A Voracious Reader

As inhabitants of a modern world we read hundreds of text messages, emails and trashy articles on our phones every day. We can sit through a TV box set in one evening and play video games to our hearts’ content. But when was the last time we sat down with a good book? If you’re only…

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Guest Posts On The LVH Site

Guest Posts On The LVH Site

Calling Authors And Readers This blog is all about books and reading. We ALWAYS wants to hear from readers, authors, screenwriters, book bloggers and everyone else who LOVES books and reading as much as we do. So, if this is you, then be sure to get in touch! On this site: BOOK VS. FILM –…

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Top 10 Deplorable Dystopian Worlds

Many thanks to Emma Pullar, who’s done a BRILLIANT and in-depth rundown of the top 10 dystopian worlds you simply must read if you want to really chuck yourself in the deep end of this fab genre. Enjoy! I often read blogs where people have insisted ‘dystopia is dead’ or the dystopian trend has passed….

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Top 5 Quotes For Creating Your Own Dystopian World

I love this from the unstoppable Hina Malik, who’s providing some great writing insights – not just for authors, but us readers who love dystopian worlds so much. Thanks Hina! 1) “The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.”― Lois Lowry, The Giver Dystopian novels are set…

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DYSTOPIAN NOVEMBER: 6 MUSTS In YA Dystopian Novels

This post originally appeared on Bang2write, my writing tips site and was written by the talented Olivia Brennan. There’s a certain formula that goes into creating a successful bestselling book series and franchise such as The Hunger Games, Divergent or The Maze Runner series. Not everybody has the secret recipe for “Creating Katniss”, but with…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Agatha Christie Novels Decoded

If you are a crime fiction aficionado, then chances are you will have read at least ONE Agatha Christie novel! (In fact, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE has turned up several times in this very site’s BEST OF 3 reader recommendations! Check them out, HERE). Most famous for her detective characters Hercule Poirot and Miss…

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MY BOOKS – All About THE DECISION: LIZZIE’S STORY

It’s London Book Fair 2016! Since it’s LBF, I thought I’d share something a little different from crime fiction this Writer Wednesday. Here’s a look at THE DECISION: LIZZIE’S STORY my YA Novel, published in 2013 by Rowohlt, Berlin in the German Language and myself in English. A teenage German reader wrote to me recently…

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Want To Be A Writer? Then Just Write!

I get asked all the time via B2W’s Twitter and Facebook, “HOW do I become a writer?” But the answer is frustratingly simple … JUST WRITE! If you want to improve your writing – or your chances! – then check out my site, Bang2write, for lots of free writing resources and downloads.

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