February 2017 archive

Feb 27

Transcript of Interview with: KARIN RICK

Transcript of Interview with: KARIN RICK ‘love, passion, deception,  illusion and disillusion  understanding and forgiveness.’   By Norman Warwick   passitonnorm@gmail.com   She had, only minutes earlier, given a quite complex reading from her ninth novel, the first to be translated into English, to members of the Lanzarote Creative Writing Group. She had then provided …

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Feb 23

A New Tide

A New Tide A poem by one of our members: There is a new tide washing on our shores Floating shattered souls our way A flotsam of broken dreamsAnd we are so afraid So afraid of the loss of hope So afraid of the hungry eyes So afraid that we too will be washed away …

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Feb 19

Napoleon’s Last Island

Napoleon’s Last Island By  Thomas Keneally   I was frankly somewhat disappointed in Napoleon’s Last Island by Thomas Keneally. I do not read a lot of historical fiction but I enjoy a fictionalised account of a real person’s life which gives some biography and interesting background. This book is the story of Napoleon’s exile on …

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Feb 17

World Book Day

World Book Day 20 March 2017 is World Book Day   A total of fifteen million book tokens will be given away to children in the UK, on 20 March 2017 as once again World Book Day is celebrated in schools. The children can exchange their book tokens, at participating book stores for any one …

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Feb 16

Twists of Lust and Trust

Twists of Lust and Trust By Karin Rick Review: Originally published in German as ‘Chaos Girl’, ‘Twists of Lust and Trust’ is Austrian author, Karin Rick’s ninth book, and her first to be published in English. It tells of the love affair between Irene and Anita. Anita is impulsive, even reckless. Irene is captivated and …

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Feb 14

The Book and the Film: Jungle Book

THE BOOK AND THE FILM Jungle Book   “Oh, coo ca choo, I wanna be like you-hoo-hoo,” said the film to the book, once Uncle Walt had decided that Mr. Kipling had, indeed, produced an exceedingly good tale. Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book contained related short stories and I first read them by torchlight under the …

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Feb 09

Midnight at the Oasis

Midnight at the Oasis A travel piece from one of our Creative Writing Group members:   ….send your camel to bed.   It´s not quite like that anymore. Camels – those ships of the desert – have been replaced by pick-up trucks and 4 X 4s. But don´t let that put you off a visit …

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Feb 04

What drives the story?

What drives the story? Aspiring writers are always encouraged to read avidly and widely. Reading for pleasure is a great source of enjoyment. It is also a source of information. Even in quite light fiction it is impossible not to pick up bits of information. If the setting is a real place then you find …

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Feb 01

NORMAN WARWICK

NORMAN WARWICK – a jobbing writer   Only two months after arriving from Rochdale in the UK, in November 2015 to take up retirement on the island, writer and radio broadcaster Norman Warwick attended his first Lanzarote Creative Writing Group meeting. This was on a day when the group was having one of its occasional …

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