‘The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food and a little whiskey’ William Faulkner
‘Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead’ Lillian Hellman
'There's nothing as good as a handwritten note,
As everyone calls to find out what I wrote.' Anon
For people who keep talking about writing a book but never get started, or have started writing and got stuck, or would like to learn more about how best to publish.
There is also 'creative writing software ' - need bit of help in structuring the plot ? - maybe NewNovelist software will help you:
www.bbcmotiongallery.com if your into e-writing and want to include a video clip, there are thousands available here - mainly rights free.
www.authonomy.com once you have written your masterpiece, how do you get it past the 'slush pile' in publishers back office ? Harper Collins are providing a way around this - post a sample of your work on this website (no charge) and let the viewers review it - Harper Collins will take a keen interest in the results, as they are doing this as a means of locating new talent.
NEW http://www.escargot-books.com/ Escargot is 'an author powered e-publishing company - an independent company dedicated to the artist and the art of writing'. From their new website where you can download books direct onto a kindle, i-Ipad or computer. Maybe they can cut your publishing costs!
PUBLISH YOUR SHORT STORY ON RETIREMENT REINVENTED!
read Julian Nokes on ' King Lear of Suburbia'
and 'A Childs Guide to Swan Lake'
and 'A Life on the Ocean Waves'
and 'The Huntsman'
and 'Skiing - the High Life'
and 'Seasonal News of the Family'
See also the topic page on Publishing