Writer’s Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three down the palate to tap, at three on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta” That’s probably the best first sentence of a novel i’ve ever read. I can understand why Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was recommended by Francine Prose in the ‘Narration’ chapter of Reading Like A Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them. I think it should be top on the list of books to learn from (read: … Continue reading Writer’s Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Seven Reasons Every Writer Should Have A Kindle

Like most—maybe all— writers, I learned to write by writing and, by example, by reading books. ~ Francine Prose ONE Size For my birthday I got myself the cheapest Amazon Kindle in the range—the one that doesn’t have all the touch-screen related bells and whistles that might confuse my student budget—and the first thing I was pleased by was its size. This makes it easy to carry around as it can slip without difficulty into anything from a clutch to a back-pack. Writers will love it because this feature will allow you to use any free time you have to brush … Continue reading Seven Reasons Every Writer Should Have A Kindle