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Jackie Carreira

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Jackie Carreira is a writer, designer, musician and co-founder of QuirkHouse Theatre Company. British-born of Portuguese parents, she grew up in East London and lived for a while in Lisbon as a child. After travelling the world playing music for 12 years, she hung up her bass guitar and picked up a pen. She’s been writing ever since and twice been a winner of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama. Some of her plays are available online via lazybeescripts.co.uk. If Jackie could have another life, she would be a full-time philosopher and get paid to ask questions all day.

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Words on Writing No. 6

ALWAYS keep a notebook close by. It's your external memory device. (There's a reason why everybody gives writers this advice!)

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Talking in the Library by Jackie Carreira
"I love Jackie Carreira’s writing - she’s powerful and thoughtful and writes her characters so beautifully.
This collection of poetry and prose is no different - you must read it yourself, it’s compelling, poignant and moving. "
"The Hedge Witch & The Musical Poet is a collection of poetry and flash fiction celebrating the beauty and the vulnerability of the forest kingdom. It begins with the poetic tale of the kind-hearted Hedge Witch, Fern, who discovers an injured stran..." Read more of this blog post »
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Fascinating book that will appeal to writers as much as it will to readers. It only lost a star from me because there's a bit too much repetition here and there. I'm being very picky, though! Still definitely worth a read, especially if you're famili ...more
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I 'read' this as a talking book, and I highly recommend reading it this way. Mr Fry's narration is thoroughly engaging, bringing to life a subject that he obviously relishes. His enthusiasm is infectious. Full of humour, insight and lots of informati ...more
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The Best of Interweave Crochet by Marcy Smith
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Plenty of wearable items in this one. Usually you're lucky to find one or two in UK crochet books. Most of the designs are really only suitable for intermediate or advanced crocheters (luckily I'm very experienced), but don't see this as daunting. In ...more
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I've been meaning to read 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand for years. It's always in all those 'best books ever' lists...but it's so thick it's daunting! So, I thought I'd introduce myself to Rand with this much shorter work. I absolutely loved it. It's ...more
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“We write today so that our words can have a future.”
Jackie Carreira

“If all the world's a stage, who keeps moving the props??”
Jackie Carreira

“If all the world's a stage, who keeps moving the props??”
Jackie Carreira

“Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

“I mean, what can you say about how you write books? What I mean is, first you’ve got to think of something, and when you’ve thought of it you’ve got to force yourself to sit down and write it. That’s all. It would have taken me just three minutes to explain that, and then the Talk would have been ended and everyone would have been very fed up. I can’t imagine why everybody is always so keen for authors to talk about writing. I should have thought it was an author’s business to write, not talk.”
Agatha Christie, Dead Man's Folly

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss

“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”
Kurt Vonnegut




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