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Susie Wild is a poet, writer, journalist, critic, lecturer, festival organiser and editor based in Cardiff. Her debut poetry collection 'Better Houses' is out through Parthian Books and all good bookshops on and offline 1 October 2017. 'The Art of Contraception' was her first book. It was long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 and won 'Fiction Book of the Year' in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010. Her Kindle novella 'Arrivals' was released globally through Parthian Books in May 2011. She edited the illustrated short story anthology 'Rarebit' for Parthian's 21st birthday, released December 2013. Illustrated by John Abell. She is Publishing Editor at one of Wales' Leading Indie Publishers, Parthian Books. @Soozerama

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Author Name

‎'To get your author name take your first and last name, write a book, get it published and put your name on the cover.' #stillamusedbythis  @WstonesOxfordSt

25 Things Writers Should Start Doing

'Don’t just put your nose against the grindstone: rub your entire naked body against the grindstone. And then film it. And put it on Youtube.'


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Susie Wild: Reading and Q&A Session

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 5.10pm

Roderic Bowen Library and Archives Reading Room, Lampeter Campus, University of Wales Trinity Saint David 

Susie Wild is a writer, poet, editor and journalist based in South Wales. She shall read from her Edge Hill long-listed debut collection of short stories The Art of Contraception, her ebook novella Arrivals and her current novel-in-progress for which she was a recipient of a Literature Wales Bursary in 2011.

She will also take part in a Q&A about life as a writer and editor, including advice on submitting manuscripts to Parthian Books.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/278269932230750/

A tolerance for your own crudeness

Philip Roth, in 2003. "Over the years," he observed, looking back on his career on his 70th birthday, "what you develop is a tolerance for your own crudeness. And patience with your own crap, really. Belief in your crap, which is just 'stay with your crap and it will get better, and come back every day and keep going'."


John Naughton's top 10 books about the internet

From novels to manifestos and jeremiads, the author and academic selects the best reading about the network that is shaping our world.


In Other Worlds: Science Fiction and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood’s essays on the origins of science fiction show she is as much a keen reader as she is a creator, says Kevin Barry.

Monday, 9 January 2012


'the Web . . . is . . . toxic to the kind of concentration fiction writing requires. It’s difficult to write good sentences and simultaneously buy shoes.' -- Wells Tower

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Mimbo the iPhone robot will smile for you, still doesn't get your 'Seinfeld' references


'Now, you're probably thinking to yourself I don't remember scheduling an appointment with death any time soon, and you're right, but so is death right...around the corner.'

If I die. What would you leave behind?





"That story isn’t going to unfuck itself."

More: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/01/03/25-things-writers-should-stop-doing/

In Korea, a Boot Camp Cure for Web Obsession

South Korea boasts of being the most wired nation on earth. In fact, perhaps no other country has so fully embraced the Internet. Ninety percent of homes connect to cheap, high-speed broadband, online gaming is a professional sport, and social life for the young revolves around the “PC bang,” dim Internet parlors that sit on practically every street corner.

But such ready access to the Web has come at a price as legions of obsessed users find that they cannot tear themselves away from their computer screens.

Compulsive Internet use has been identified as a mental health issue in other countries, including the United States. However, it may be a particularly acute problem in South Korea because of the country’s nearly universal Internet access.

It has become a national issue here in recent years, as users started dropping dead from exhaustion after playing online games for days on end. A growing number of students have skipped school to stay online, shockingly self-destructive behavior in this intensely competitive society.


That Novel You're Workin' On

The Joy of Quiet

'In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them — often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug. Like teenagers, we appear to have gone from knowing nothing about the world to knowing too much all but overnight.'

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/opinion/sunday/the-joy-of-quiet.html?pagewanted=all