Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Best Blogs on writing

There is some great stuff on writing out there in the blogosphere - though you may need to dig a little to find it.

I came across this fascinating article on education and the teaching of literature. The author, Gisela Hoyle, is not only a teacher, but also a hugely talented novelist and poet. Gisela asks if children can be educated properly through anthologies, or do they need to be exposed to whole books? Are we living in a pot-noodle culture?

And here is another fine article from Emma Darwin. Ugly ducklings and ducks. How we emerge as writers - or artists of any kind - through a process of development. I am ashamed to say, I haven't read any of Emma's books. But if her blog is anything to go by, they will be superb.

Finally, here is another thought-provoking article from Nicola Monaghan. She talks about realism in film and the difference between British and American approaches to realism.

If you know of other exceptional articles on writing out there in the blogosphere, please do let me know.


Mike said...


Thanks for the links -- surfing the Web seeking writing wisdom and technique would be a full-time job -- maybe that's what the day job is for ;-)

Keep Writing!

Rod Duncan said...

Hi Mike,

You show me yours and I'll show you mine. Links, that is.