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Liz Lochhead: ‘You’re stuck writing something until you go, “To hell with it, I’ll tell the truth”’

The books interview: the new Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry winner on learning how to be a Scottish writer and why becoming the national poet saved her life

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Sharon Olds: 'I want a poem to be useful'

Sharon Olds: 'I want a poem to be useful' The celebrated American poet on her abusive childhood, the end of her marriage and writing about pain

Carson McCullers an American writer of novels, short stories, plays, essays, and poetry. Her first novel, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts of the U.S. South.

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Authors' incomes collapse to 'abject' levels

Authors' incomes collapse to 'abject' levels ALCS survey finds median annual earnings for professional writers have fallen to d...

Herman Melville (1819 – 1891) was an American novelist, poet, and writer of short stories. His contributions to the Western canon are the whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851); the short work Bartleby, the Scrivener (1853) about a clerk in a Wall Street office; the slave ship narrative Benito Cereno (1855); and Billy Budd, Sailor (1924).

Eugene Ionesco 1909-1994 He was a french writer and he is know for writing absurdist plays; during his life he wrote plays, essays, and novels. One of his most famous plays is The Colonel's photo.

Mark Twain - The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist.

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How To Write An Awesome Movie, According To Some Of Hollywood's Best Writers

How To Write An Awesome Movie, According To Some Of Hollywood's Best #Writers #charlesdickens #everyonescarol.com @lauriestrickland #urania #coutts