NZ Writing Competitions 2018

Book Award: 31 March 2018 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award $10,000 prizes for published and unpublished manuscripts in the Mind, Body and Spirit genre. Authors must be NZ citizens. Manuscript Competition: 31 March 2018 NZ Book Festival Manuscript Competition First prize is a…

Review: On Writing by Stephen King

In the name of research, I read Stephen King’s “On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft” this week. No, I should properly say I devoured it. It is written in the style of a friend spinning a few yarns over a couple of beers. Having…

Review: Hotel on the corner of Bitter and Sweet

Sitting on the tram, memories of unrequited love in wartime flash through my head. Oh wait, that is just me catching fifteen minutes of this novel after dropping my son at school. The characters are that vivid and their voices shine through so clearly that I feel…