Posts tagged ‘writing’

April 19, 2014

Free Women

the golden notebook

I just finished reading Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook.  It is a wonderfully bold book charting, amongst other important events and cultural/social changes, the freedom of women.

Free to have careers, sex and their own opinions it is set during the evolutionary stage of female emancipation that we, women of today, can relate to even though the book is set from the 1930s onwards.  This was a groundbreaking novel when it was published in 1962 and I would say it still strikes a chord today. 

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September 18, 2012

Vanity Project

Self-publishing books has a strong whiff of vanity, however, is this view justified since Jane Austen, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling and Virginia Woolf  self-published?

The current New York Times bestseller list of ebooks contains four self-published books.  Is it not more entrepreneurial to self-publish

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