Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
An Otherworldly Love Story of Magic and Danger
Off the Shelf
By Daniel Loedel | Friday,
September 16, 2016
I know there are some snobby über-literary types out there who
scoff when they’re told that one of the best—if not the best—writer about
writing is Stephen King. I know, because I probably used to be one of them.
Sure, back in the day I might have granted that his memoir ON WRITING is
really useful and brilliant when it comes to learning the craft of writing.
But what about the art of
it? What can a super-commercial novelist like that teach me about my creative