English novels written by South African women in 2019 – a list!

Last updated: 23 August 2020 You may have read about the project I'm undertaking. If not, please read this page. Today's list is of books published in 2019 (in alphabetical order by surname). If you know of a book and it doesn't appear here, let me know! Natasha Anders, More than Anything, Montlake Romance Natasha… Continue reading English novels written by South African women in 2019 – a list!

Writing advice from Qarnita Loxton

Starting Monday off with a local favourite! Qarnita Loxton is the author of three books in a series that centres women and their friendships. Being Kari, Being Lily, and Being Shelley which have been described as Cape Town's Sex and the City. She has managed to pull this off in amazing time, publishing three books… Continue reading Writing advice from Qarnita Loxton

Writing advice from Shonda Rhimes

Last year I purchased a Masterclass pass for my husband as his birthday present. He was interested in taking the class by Neil Gaiman and I was interested in taking the class by Margaret Atwood and so it made sense to get the all access pass where we could access both of these and others.… Continue reading Writing advice from Shonda Rhimes

Writing advice from Bernadine Evaristo

Bernadine Evaristo won the Booker Prize in 2019 for her novel Girl, Woman, Other about 12 primarily black British women. She was the first black woman to win this prize, which has been running since 1969. Prior this this she had received a host of awards and acknowledgements for her writing. Evaristo has spoken candidly… Continue reading Writing advice from Bernadine Evaristo

Writing advice from Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott's bird by bird: some instructions on writing and life is one of those books you finish and release a deep sigh of wellbeing. It makes it all seem possible. It was given to me as a gift by some in-laws and it has been a great book to dip in and out of… Continue reading Writing advice from Anne Lamott