Creativity – Educated Out of Us?

Devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading', TED is a nonprofit organisation that unites creative thinkers from three unique worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. So we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most …

Weekly Writing Prompts #3

Your protagonist wakes with something unusual in their pocket. What is it? Where did it come from and how did it get there? Does your protagonist remember? Where does this exploration lead your character - can it be a journey into their makings as well as where this foreign object …

J.K. Rowling’s Secret

J.K Rowling has been unmasked as the "former military police officer, with a wife and two children” by the name of Robert Galbraith. The supposed ‘debut’ novel of crime fiction, The Cuckoo’s Calling has been described as “perfectly decent, but quiet,” with editors unable to determine a unique selling point for an …

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – Review

Stedman’s debut novel The Light Between Oceans is a refreshingly honest and heart-wrenching work that is sure to stay with you weeks after finishing it. It tells the story of war hero-turned-lighthouse keeper Tom, and his young, feisty wife Isabel, on the tiny, fictitious island of Janus Rock. Between the Great Southern …

Weekly Writing Prompts #2

Explore a psychological aspect of your main character through a small action. Do they pick up a drink and put it back down without taking a sip? Do they go to get something from the cupboard and forget why they’re there? Explorations like these are the perfect example of the …

“Good Morning, Penguin Random House”

Our Thoughts on the Penguin/Random House Merger The last few years have been scary for the literary world. In Australia, we’ve seen the likes of Angus & Robertson and Borders close up, two of our biggest bookstore chains in the country. Just a few weeks ago, the Dymocks on the …

A Publishing Merger for the Books

Many throughout the publishing industry were shocked to find that today, the merging of two major players became official. Penguin and Random House united under one roof today, now dominating the publishing world as one and preparing to take on e-giant Amazon's growing power. More on this later!