By Owen Townend It starts with a gut wrench. There’s usually some muttering of ‘no, no, no’ which gradually raises in volume and pitch. There may even be a touch of computer screen thumping. Your Work in Progress is lost. But how? You forgot to save. You saved over it with something else. You... Continue Reading →
A list of all the Huddersfield Authors' Circle meeting dates for 2022. Please click through for all the details.
From Aberdeenshire in the north to Cornwall in the south, take a fanciful journey down the United Kingdom by way of defacement, disinformation and doggerel. Not only a pareidoliac, who sees faces in maps, the Prickly Witch is also a compulsive rhymer and alliterator. This book results from a combination of these afflictions. No offence... Continue Reading →
Recently at one of our workshop meetings, we explored the art of the Acrostic – a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word and after an exciting round of readings, decided to share them with you all! We hope you enjoy. Strangers in the moonlight Trailing footsteps in the... Continue Reading →
By Susie Field Life begins at 40. How many times have we heard that phrase? Well all I can say is I’m still waiting and it’s been a long time now. I honestly thought once the children were in their teens and off my hands so to speak, life would be much easier, after all... Continue Reading →
by Gareth Clegg It used to be that anyone wanting to get their book published, needed to sell their soul and peddle their wares around town, sending a huge typed manuscript to a horde of seedy agents and the big five publishing houses. After waiting many months, some lucky minority may receive a reply to... Continue Reading →
by Jennifer M According to the American Library Association (ALA), the most banned or challenged book is the Scary Stories series by children’s horror writer Alvin Schwartz (in this context, the ALA treats challenges to full series as a single title). The ALA has been collecting data and receiving reports from the media and various... Continue Reading →
By Sara B The first memory I have of a book is pretending I was engrossed in one as a small child whilst sitting on a bus with my mother. She was a great role model for reading as she was rarely without one herself, and there were shelves of them all over the... Continue Reading →