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Who's Behind The Caledonia Novel Award?

WriteRight's online magazine, Lothian Life has a regualr feature called Words With...interviewing 'ordinary' people who do extraordinary things.  One such person is Wendy Bough, the force behind the Caledonia Novel Award.

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The Emerald Bookshelf

It sounds like a great title for a novel, but it;s far more than that. The Emerald Bookshelf is the pop-up initiative from local writer, traveller and mum, Sandy Bennett-Haber.

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Bhola Picture Stories

It's a few months now since I've mentioned Bhola's Children, my home from home in Bangladesh.  I'm always keen to remind myself that this is really where my writing 'career' really took off. Eight years since it was published I still look at A Blonde Bengali Wife in surprise and have to remind myself I actually wrote a whole book,  and  most importantly, that it started the story of  Bhola's Chiildren.

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Editor, Get Thyself Edited

Imagine examining a new-born baby. You take a long, long look, flick your eyes to the adoring, but probably nervous, mum or dad, pick up their bundle of joy, and say, 'You've a fine, healthy baby here, and it's going to grow up into something special, something you can be proud of, but at this minute...well, it is a bit funny looking.'

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The Glamour of Editing

It’s true that editing is mostly a case of sitting behind a computer and playing a solitary game of words. However, there are occasional more sociable perks, and - as I said last month, too - none more so than a book launch. 

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