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    Prose meets horror author Shaun Hutson

    January 4, 2017 Articles, Featured, Interviews

    We’ve looked before at the wonderfully gory genre that was horror books in the 80s. For me, (@MannersCost) they were part of my childhood healing; and a means to learn my way linguistically around a stutter. I read piles of them. One of the most prolific British craftsmen of that era was Shaun Hutson, who wrote books such as Slugs (which was made into a film – link below), Spawn, Renegades and Deadhead. I am …

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    The Meaning of Life – A guest blog by Ashlye

    December 21, 2016 Featured, Guest Blog, Prose Blog

    We’re sitting on a balcony. The cool Los Angeles air is blowing. There’s warm tea to contrast the coolness of the early morning air, a few foods of choice and the two of us. Conversation flows freely as we broach the subject of LIFE. What a heavy topic, right? I know. You always wonder what the actual meaning of life is… or what our purpose is. Well, let me start by saying this:

    I believe that our purpose …

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    Indie Bookshops: A Likely Story

    December 19, 2016 Articles, Featured, Monday Blogs

    We may have Prose Bookstore; but we will always have a love of physical bookstores. And if they are Indie Bookstores, then we shall continue to champion them until the end of days. We champion another lovely place to get our paper fixes, this time in Wales, United Kingdom. A Likely Story!

    P: The number of Independent bookshops on the High Street fell dramatically in the UK through online competition, but seem to be back on …

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    Ten more lovely things to buy a book lover (or yourself)

    December 17, 2016 Articles, Featured, Prose Blog

    It’s that time of year where many of us go crazy with the credit card, and buy people stuff they neither want nor need. Well, that stops now. Here’s ten gorgeous things for the readers, writers and book lovers in your life. And if they don’t like them, keep them for yourself and have nothing else to do with people like that. Yes, we said it. Just leave them and love your wordy swag.

    #1 Keyboard …

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    BBYD: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    December 14, 2016 Articles, Featured, Guest Blog

    Books Before You Die: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    We continue with our regular feature within which we review the books that urged to read before we shuffle off our mortal coils. As always, there are no rules or regulations, just the prerequisite of a person’s emphatic belief that a book must be read before death takes us all. This one is one of the mainstays in the books-to-read category and has struck a chord with …

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    In Defense (Gasp!) of Drug Dealers – by Mark Olmsted

    December 12, 2016 Articles, Featured, Guest Blog, Monday Blogs

    Twice in my life, in separate decades, I lived off the proceeds of dispensing the elements of temporary physical euphoria.  Consenting adults came to me and I gave them a drug for which they handed me money. When I was a bartender, the drug was in legal, liquid form. I paid taxes on what I earned and could tell my mother was I did for a living.  Even though most of my regulars were alcoholics, …

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    More gorgeous libraries in another #LibraryPorn Feature

    December 10, 2016 Articles, Featured

    If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to get a bibliophile’s pulse a-racing, it’s a good looking library. We thought it was about time we got a bit naughty once again and lingered longingly and lasciviously over lots and lots of them all lined up. Lovely. So, without further ado, enjoy your #libraryporn

    #1 – Stuttgart City Library moved from its traditional location in 2011 to the newly built, starkly beautiful Stadtbibliothek am Mailänder Platz. I think we can …

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    TBT: Jane Austen, the eternal virgin

    December 8, 2016 Featured, Prose Blog, TBT

    For this week’s Throwback Thursday we turn our gaze once again upon a literary heavyweight. Tenacious fact finder and web ferret @A spills the beans on English novelist Jane Austen.

    Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice, was born December 16, 1775 and died July 18, 1817. She wrote five other prominent novels, including Sense and Sensibility. Overlapping themes include subtle socioeconomic challenges imposed by a staunch patriarchal order. Austen’s first four novels, Sense and Sensibility …

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    Guest blog: David Timoney on exorcising demons with words & art

    December 7, 2016 Articles, Featured, Guest Blog

    My name is David Timoney. I’m an artist. Illustrator. Writer. Doodler. Whatever.

    I started writing this, and after a while I realised that I couldn’t tell you about the work that I do without referring to my life. So, this is going to be a little biographical.

    As a kid in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in the early seventies I always loved to draw. I loved Asterix and Tintin, so much so that my Dad and I created our …

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    Prose Coins. What are they and why are they here?

    December 5, 2016 Articles, Featured, Monday Blogs

    We have a very rare thing over on Prose.

    It’s a reading and writing community with a huge number of talented individuals sharing their words, and despite it being social media; it retains an air of creativity, positivity, and overwhelming support. It also doesn’t have ads popping up every few seconds, spoiling your reading and writing pleasure. We know you like that.

    Whilst Prose truly is unique, it takes a lot of time and money to run …

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