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Photos from Helen Brain Author's post

I scrounged through my bookshelves and found five copies of each of these. They’re R100 each. I’ll happily deliver if you’re in Cape Town. Otherwise courier is R99 with aramex.
Fly Cemetery is ... See more

2 days ago

This is my favourite kids’ book. I wrote it for my friend’s twins, Will and Joe when they were about eight, sending a chapter each night for their mum Sally to read aloud at bedtime. Usually I ... See more

4 days ago
Photos from Helen Brain Author's post

Why is Olga holding a giant egg? Who let prepubescent Sergei carry the patriarch’s communion set? And why is the uncle smuggling budgies? More Russian postcards

1 week ago

Yesterday Bridge House and Exclusive Books invited me to speak to the Grade 7 classes about Elevation. We met in a hall decorated with these stunning self portraits drawn by the grade 4s to 7s.
I ... See more

1 week ago
Jeremy

How fascinating is this? Have you found changing the font helps break writer’s block? @Jeremy Daniel author

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30+ Writing Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

These look interesting. Anyone tried them yet? Which do you recommend?

1 week ago
Photos from Helen Brain Author's post

More strange pictures from my album of vintage Russian postcards. Who are these children? Where are they going to in their trains and airships and flying surfboards?

1 week ago
Timeline Photos

Another one of Patrick McKenna's wonderfully evocative photos that make me think about the creative process and writing in particular.
Personally, I find at least 60% of writing is either quietly ... See more

2 weeks ago
Photos from Helen Brain Author's post

I found this album of Russian postcards in a charity shop yesterday. In pride of place on the first page are these two luscious beauties. The top lady has real hair coiffed around her face. She looks ... See more

2 weeks ago
Karen Vermeulen Illustration

Good advice from Karen Vermeulen Illustration. No need to strive for impossible goals and despise yourself for not reaching them. Okay is enough.

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