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This site has been here for writers for 14 years. It is presently being redeveloped, but it won’t be taken offline during this period. Imagine living in a property with works going on; sometimes it will be a little bit messy in places, but in time things will become spit spot! Check back for news of new developments.
THIS TOPIC IS INSPIRED BY DISCUSSIONS IN THE FORUM about the use of pseudonyms by members of Writers' Dock. The use of avatars is closely linked to this and it seems logical to examine this in some detail. Descent in Human Form: Avatar is a Sanskrit word...read more
EZRA POUND (1885 – 1972), THE AMERICAN POET AND CRITIC MAKES THIS OBSERVATION about the language used by fellow American poet, Walt Whitman: You can learn more of nineteenth century America from Whitman than any other writers . . . The only way to enjoy Whitman...read more
GOLDEN LANGUR CONSIDERS WHAT THE TITLE OF A WRITTEN PIECE LENDS TO THE WHOLE. A. L. Kennedy, the judge of 2011 Bridport Short Story and Flash Fiction Prize, commented: A number of writers seemed to have real difficulty finding a title that would help them . . . She...read more
STORY TELLING IS AS HOARY AS THEY COME. But, before the Renaissance, the voice of the storyteller was that of the religious-cultural orthodoxy of the time. In his magnum opus, The Dialogic Imagination, Mikhail Bakhtin (1865-1975), a Russian scholar of literature and...read more