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Ever since Amélie Yan-Gouiffès decided to dedicate her life to helping others she’s proved that there’s never a bad time to start following your heart. After working for 17 years managing humanitarian projects in countries such as those in former Yugoslavia, Colombia, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Nepal amongst many others, she now supports leaders and change-makers to share their message with the world. Now this debut author, who is an international speaker, coach, humanitarian and a mother, has found… Read more

Calendario 05 / February / 2020
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Do you have that fabulous manuscript which can’t be hidden anymore? Or maybe you’re still working on the story but can see the rays of light at the end of the tunnel? In any case, you’re probably wandering around the publishing industry not knowing which way to let your baby to the world. Undoubtedly, it’s an important decision to make for any author which will have a huge impact on the final result. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be… Read more

Calendario 15 / November / 2019
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What is your cup of coffee doing to your brain?
Calendario 25 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Writers and readers alike commonly share a love for the heaven-like substance of which we call caffeine. Whether you like to consume in it the form of a frothy cappuccino, an energy drink or some sort of pill, the substance has the same mind altering effects. Just to name a few, alertness, a sudden surge of energy, happiness, increased heart rate and anxiety. Caffeine is the second most imported substance in the world, even alongside its undesired side effects. Why… Read more

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Does literature have a purpose anymore?
Calendario 18 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

  In our face paced, busy world it is sometimes easy to question the real worth of literature. Why should we spend hours burning our eyes reading elongated monologues and extended imagery, when events of importance can be succinctly put on screens for us to mindlessly digest? Yes the concept of literature may be romantic, but do we realistically have the time do enjoy it?   Contrary to the thought, reading actually saves you time. It gives you access to numerous… Read more

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When science fiction becomes non-fiction
Calendario 07 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

There is an undeniable co-dependency between science and science fiction. Many science fiction writers are also scientists themselves, and scientists often gain inspiration from works in the genre. Either way, it becomes something of a “chicken versus egg” scenario, where it’s not always clear whether the literature influences the science, or vice versa.   Here a few examples of science fiction influencing science   The Cell Phone The director of research and development at Motorola, Martin Cooper admitted that the… Read more

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Our need for diversity within children’s literature
Calendario 05 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario 1 Comentario

The diversity within children’s literature should be reflective of the diversity of those who read it. As a rough estimation, around 14% of the world’s population is recorded as white. From this arises the question of why only 16% of children’s books published in 2015 in the USA, were about children of colour. When in fact children of colour make up the largest majority of the global population. Similarly, females are heavily underrepresented in children’s fiction, only making up 38.5% of… Read more

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How to create strong characters in your fiction writing
Calendario 22 / June / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

  A crucial element to any story is the strength of the characters involved, their consistency, credibility as real people and enigmatic qualities. A plot, invariably comes second to strong characters, need evidence for this? Consider Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, a universally loved novel, yet can you describe in detail any of the plot lines, like you can recite memorable characteristics of either Sherlock or Watson? Strong characters are what people remember, thus, strong characters make for successful storytelling. … Read more