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An Exceptional Editorial Bootcamp

iPublish Consultancy's Editorial Bootcamp 2017

Latoya West-Blackwood has her pulse on what drives the creative industry. She is an official Branson Centre entrepreneur and Young Leaders of the Americas Fellow, who turned her love of books into a career by founding iPublish Consultancy, Jamaica’s first registered full-service publishing business. Her company taps into people’s need to understand each other through…

Hello 2017!

What did 2017 find you doing? For me, I was writing in my journal. I needed to set the momentum for the rest of this year, especially since I had fallen into a writing slump towards the end of 2016. Thankfully, I’m out of it now, and raring to complete my novel. I have no…

1 Free & Easy Way to Dictate Your Book

What would you do if you couldn’t write (or type) temporarily? Maybe you sprained your wrist or broke your hand. Or perhaps, you’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome. What would happen to that book you’ve been working on? If hiring a personal assistant is out of the question, there’s another solution – dictate your book. There’s…

Screenwriting Tips to Make Your Dialogue Shine

Have you ever guffawed or teared up at something a TV or movie character said? I’m gearing up to watch Season 5 of Downton Abbey, and am eager for more rib-tickling one-liners from the Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by the inimitable Dame Maggie Smith. Apart from the brilliant storyline and acting, the dialogue practically…

The Jamaica Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

It is a truth universally known that a writer worth their salt writes for the love of the art. No doubt, it is a highlight in a writer’s life when others recognise and celebrate a product of that love. Any recognition is a bright spot along a lonely journey that is often plagued with self-doubt….