• Gertrude Stein

    More unusual writing places of famous writers

    August 27, 2016 Featured, Prose Blog, Uncategorized

    We already know from our last post like this that writing doesn’t always mean being stuck sitting at a desk.  After all, creativity knows no bounds. Here we explore some more unusual writing spaces used by some of our idols.

    #1 – Walter Scott wrote his epic poem Marmion on horseback, riding in the countryside near Edinburgh. He said “I had many a grand gallop among these braes when I was thinking of ‘Marmion’”

    #2 – Joseph Heller, …

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  • TBT The history of publishing

    TBT: The history of publishing

    August 25, 2016 Articles, Prose Blog, TBT

    We have another Throwback Thursday this week by @A, or as we know him, HB. It looks at the history of publishing through the years, all the way up to the next stage: Prose. Over to you, HB.

    It’s now time to travel back in time and witness sentence one, page one, chapter one in the history of publishing. Seatbelt unnecessary, but please don’t wet or soil yourself in the upcoming paragraphs.

    The year’s now 197,984 BC. …

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  • brazos

    Indie Bookstores: Brazo’s in Houston, Texas

    August 24, 2016 Uncategorized

    Words. Books. Bookshops. We love all of them. And we make no secret of the fact that we support and champion Indie Bookshops And Bookstores worldwide as much as we can. Today we venture into Houston, Texas to speak with Ben Rybeck, fiction writer and the Marketing Director at Brazos Bookstore. He was kind enough to humour me awhile and answer our questions…

    P: The number of Independent bookshops on the High Street fell dramatically in …

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    BBYD – The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson

    August 22, 2016 Articles, Featured, Prose Blog, Uncategorized

    We continue with BBYD, our regular feature about the books that the Prose Partners, Prosers and some of our interviewees have strongly urged people to read. Before they die, as the title would suggest.

    So to see if you should do exactly that, I am doing exactly that and working my way through a mammoth list of suggestions.  As always, there are no rules, no specific genres, era or predefined parameters; the books suggested are purely …

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  • Outdoor-libraries-BLOG-HEADER

    Fresh air and books: More outdoor libraries.

    August 19, 2016 Articles, Featured, Prose Blog

    This Saturday we venture further afield once again and blow away the cobwebs as we take another look at some outdoor pop-up libraries and book shops under the skies; in parks, streets, cities and, erm, trees. Let’s go outside and get us some books!

    #1 – Art projects doubling as mini outdoor libraries appeared all over Indianapolis. These bright and breezy offerings were at Monument Circle, downtown Indianapolis. Why doesn’t this happen more?

    #2 – Always forward …

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    TBT: The Etymology of the word Prose.

    August 18, 2016 Uncategorized

    We have a very special Throwback Thursday this week, written by @A, or as we know him, HB. It looks at the etymology of a word very close to our, and we hope, your hearts. It’s the etymology of the word ‘Prose’. We hope you enjoy reading this as much as we did. Over to you, HB.

    “Prose” was born in Latin, spent her childhood in French, adolescence in Old English, the greater portion of her …

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    Guest Blog: Addiction literature throughout the ages

    August 17, 2016 Articles, Featured, Guest Blog, Prose Blog

    Today we have an incredibly well researched and beautifully written blog piece on addiction literature through the ages; kindly submitted by Proser @Dylan_Waters

    It might seem to some in today’s world that illicit drugs and the consumption thereof, are a relatively modern and exogenous phenomenon.  The more conservative elements of society are continually trying to paint the picture that humans are intrinsically innocent creatures, and that the psychoactive compounds that appear to plague our societies are …

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    Films & Poetry: Our Proser of the Month Round Up

    August 15, 2016 Articles, Featured, Monday Blogs, Proser Showcase

    A few months ago, we decided that we wanted to crown a “Proser of the Month” each month, as a celebration of the talents and contributions of the community. Why? Because when you write on Prose we believe it’s important to show the world what talent you have, the journey you have been on, and the growth that you have made as a writer.

    So what does this even mean? It gives the chosen Proser bragging …

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  • ALTERNATIVE-BOOK-COVERS-BLOG-HEADER

    10 more beautiful alternative book covers

    August 13, 2016 Articles, Prose Blog

    We thought we’d add another lot of something you seemed to like before in our Saturday blog.

    That’s right, book covers. We love a book and we love the sleeve on a hardback book, or the matt or gloss cover of a paperback. We had another look to see what alternative versions of famous book covers were out there and found some more. They’re lush, we think you will agree.

    #1 – The Illustrated Man is a book …

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  • #TBT Portals on Prose

    Prose portals: all of them in one epic list

    August 11, 2016 Featured, Prose Blog, TBT

    Prosers, we are extremely happy to announce that we have just added even more Portals for you to enjoy! What are they? They are a YA Portal, an Equality & Diversity Portal and a Micropoetry Portal – all added to the list of Portals on Prose; bringing fresh angles and channels through which to shout about, or digest others’ writings on the causes that get you and them fired up.

    Seeing as we have this ever-growing …

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