Category: writers’ resources

Creative writing; business writing III

Creative writing; business writing III

In the last couple of blog posts, we’ve been looking at the overlap between business writing and creative writing. In this third post in the series, we look more specifically at the similarities between poetry and copywriting.   Although ‘copy‘ actually refers to all different types of written content used in online media and print …

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Book design: things to consider

Book design: things to consider

Book design doesn’t just depend on the content that is to appear inside the covers: from genre to readership to distribution channel, there are many external factors to consider, too. This overview of the factors involved should help indie authors, particularly of non-fiction works, understand what their designer needs to know to get things right. …

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The big cover up

The big cover up

This week Tantamount has brought out a compendium of short stories and flash fiction by Spanish journalist, critic and travel writer, Alonso Ibarrola, which gives us a good excuse to ponder the subject of book cover art. The book – Los cuatro libros de Alonso Ibarrola – is available from Amazon.   All round the …

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Multi-talented

Multi-talented

We’ve looked in the past on the Tantamount blog about how a good book is far more than just a well-written text, and we’ve seen the range of different skills and processes involved in producing a book, including the various different types and stages of editing, and the many roles undertaken by the traditional publisher. …

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Translating poetry: a thorny problem

Translating poetry: a thorny problem

Following on from Chia-Chan Mo’s musings about the tightrope act of second-language writing, we have a guest post from Sue Burke, who focuses on the problems of translating poetry, drawing examples from some of her own haiku. Sue is a widely-published American writer and translator who has been living in Madrid since 2000. She specialises in poetry and genre fiction, and believes that language …

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A different story

A different story

Writing – and reading – in a foreign language is something not all of us will ever get to experience, so it’s with pleasure that we start the blogging year by publishing our third guest post, written by Chia-Chan Mo an MA in Writing graduate from the University of Warwick. He is from Taiwan and currently lives in …

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The name game

The name game

The second of our guest posts from students on the Warwick Writing Programme is from Alice S. Yousef. A recent MA graduate from the University of Warwick, Alice writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She believes that everyone has a story to tell (including inanimate things), so she writes. You can follow her on Twitter @Aliceyousef, and you’ll find …

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