Posts by Anne Goodwin

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Mother Language Day for Authors and Publishers

    In 1999, UNESCO designated 21 February as International Mother Language Day. It’s an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge and celebrate language diversity and to resist the suppression of [...]
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    Why We Need More Older Characters in Fiction

      In a 2013 Guardian article the novelist Penelope Lively, then aged 80, bemoaned the depiction of older characters in fiction: The stereotypes of old age run from the smiling old [...]
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      LGBT+ History through Contemporary Fiction

        Minority rights aren’t only deeply important for minorities. Like the canary in the coal mine, they can also indicate a society’s flexibility, respect and overall health. Equality benefits everyone, so [...]
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        Lockdown Reading

          Books to console, inspire and escape into… With all but essential workers on lockdown, and our social lives on hold, the time seems ripe for a (lockdown) reading revolution. But [...]
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          Perspectives on Identity in Short Stories

            I often get to the end of a novel and think Now I know where it’s going, I’d love to read it again. But, as a book blogger reading around [...]
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            Victims, Villains and Vulnerability

              Over a decade ago, the children’s charity, Barnardo’s, ran a controversial advertising campaign aiming to raise awareness of the damaging impact of being born in poverty. The Advertising Standards Authority [...]
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              Q&A with Anne Goodwin

                It’s a great privilege to have the opportunity to work with the extraordinarily talented authors here at Inspired Quill. But it’s easy to forget that our readers don’t have the [...]
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                On Being an Elderly Prima Authorista

                  I had to smile when I discovered, via Twitter, that a group of writers had set up a website to combat the invisibility of authors publishing their first book over [...]

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