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Why Diversity Is Important – Atypical Plays For Atypical Actors

Why Diversity Is Important – Atypical Plays For Atypical Actors

“You have to see it, to be it.” This slogan seems to be cropping up everywhere in these diversity-conscious days, whether it’s about creating role models or better representation for girls, mature women, or what is increasingly known as BAME – individuals from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic origins. It is particularly important in the media, […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Bonnie and Clyde from Becoming Bonnie

The Bonnie and Clyde from Becoming Bonnie

Today is the anniversary of the date where life on the lam for two of America’s most infamous outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, came to an end. The day brought a mixture of tears and celebratory shouts. During the Great Depression, some praised the Barrow Gang as a symbol of anti-establishment. Others saw the […]

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Q&A with Catherine Ryan Hyde

Q&A with Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde is absolutely one of the most bold-faced names we’ve interviewed here at WWWB. She is the author of 32 books and counting, including ALLIE & BEA (Lake Union, 2017), SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER, ASK HIM WHY, WORTHY, THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS, TAKE ME WITH YOU, WHERE WE BELONG, WHEN […]

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Writing About Love

Writing About Love

It wasn’t until I started writing fiction that I became aware of the widespread tendency to view men’s writing about love, family and relationships as a meaningful reflection on the human condition and women’s as frivolous and inconsequential. Increasingly there is a will to challenge and redress this prejudice and its consequences and that is […]

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Let’s Talk About Cats and Dogs

Let’s Talk About Cats and Dogs

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty; human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”  Ernest Hemingway My debut novel The Astonishing Thing is about a woman with mental illness, seen through the eyes of her cat. It was refreshing to look at the world from a cat’s […]

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Place Settings

Place Settings

I’ve often said that I could live in an airlock in outer space for the rest of my life and never miss fresh air. Fresh baked bread, I’d miss. But sunshine, a cool breeze, and the way the moonlight dances across the surface of the ocean? Meh. Suffice it to say, I am not what […]

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Make Like a Nun and Get Your Writing Habit On

Make Like a Nun and Get Your Writing Habit On

What habit might that be, you ask?  Is it: The habit of sitting down to write at the same time in the same location each and every day even though Spring is here and your hands would rather be digging in the dirt than pounding on the keys? The habit of editing a draft over […]

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Insults, Ordinary objects, and Empathy: A Doctor Discusses Empathy Through Writing

Insults, Ordinary objects, and Empathy: A Doctor Discusses Empathy Through Writing

My first meeting with Neslihan Senoçak, an expert on medieval Italy, didn’t start well. I was in the early stages of writing my first novel, The Scribe of Siena, and I’d managed to get Nesli to meet with me.  But she looked suspicious. After several minutes of introductory niceties, I realized why. She expected the […]

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When Opportunity Knocks, Answer The Door

When Opportunity Knocks, Answer The Door

There’s only one secret to success, and it’s hardly a secret. When opportunity knocks, answer the door. You’d be surprised how many people don’t. They turn up the TV while glancing warily through the window, sighing in relief as opportunity moves on to another house. Here’s why it’s important not to do that. Every accomplishment, […]

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Catharsis

Catharsis

Over the years, my reading tastes have run the gamut from bodice rippers to serious literary works. I’ve devoured spy novels and biographies alike; lapped up women’s fiction and mysteries of all kinds. As a rule, if a story can elicit strong emotion, I’m all over it. Although lately, all I want to do is […]

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