Author August: Rosalind Jana – Learning the Art of Self-Confidence

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When I was a teenager, it took me a few years to realise that if I was praised for something, be it a skill or an excellent skirt, I didn’t need to hedge or go “umm, thanks, but, you know…” or “no! Don’t be silly!” I learned to own my compliments, to be content in what I was doing, to refuse to be apologetic for anything I’d invested time and effort in. As a young woman, sometimes it seems like you tread a hard line between confidence in what you do and risk of being seen as ‘full of yourself’.

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Author August: Ravinder Randhawa – Four Favourite Scenes I’ve Ever Written

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It feels unfair to have to pick five favourite scenes from my books, but there’s no denying that some scenes have indeed stuck in my mind, whether because of their humour, irony, or because when I was writing them, they practically flowed onto the page (a rare, but special occurrence). 

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Author August: Manuela Salvi – Why I believe in happy (-ish) endings

 

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“…in childhood all books are books of divination, telling us about the future, and like the fortune teller who sees a long journey in the cards or death by water they influence the future. I supposed that is why books excited us so much.” Graham Greene (The Lost Childhood, 1951) 

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Author August: Abigail Gibbs – Being a Student and a Writer

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For all but one year of my writing life, I have been a student. Through the first years of secondary school, through exams and interviews, through university and eventually graudation, writing has been my constant companion. It has helped me endure difficult times, and it has created incredible opportunities. It has also been a constant pain, particularly during my student years.

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