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Gaston Leroux, who wrote 'The Phantom of the Opera', was born 6 May 1868, and died 15 April 1927. Read more about him here: http://bit.ly/1F3APE5
Michael Ball and Sierra Boggess sing 'All I Ask of You' from the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Every South African should watch this no matter which party they support.
John Steenhuisen, DA Chief Whip, tells us the truth about Jacob Zuma and the current leadership of the ANC - 'The ugly head of impunity.' 
#ANCMustFall #ZUmaMustFall #SouthAfrica  
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'In music, the dynamics of a song or performance relate to volume. In your novel, it’s pretty much the same. You contrast loud – or busy – scenes with quieter, more tranquil scenes.'
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Welcome to week 18 of Anthony's series that aims to help you write a novel in a year. Read last week's post here. Goal setting Continue writing the scenes of your novel.Breaking it...
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Quotable - Kaye Gibbons, born 5 May 1960, Read more here:  bit.ly/1iTzr5a
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Watch “Writer's Block - A Supercut” -  50 Movie Characters Who Understand Your Struggle With #WritersBlock  
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'Bonnie Tyler needed a hero and so do you.' Mia Botha discusses protagonists in today's post.
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Bonnie Tyler needed a hero and so do you. Is your hero a big ogre like Shrek, a miserable bastard like House, or the floundering alcoholic from The Girl on the Train? Or is he a golden Adonis,...
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Sorry, I don't speak human. http://ow.ly/Zm6zt
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Congratulations! The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Africa Regional Winner for ‘The Pigeon’ is Faraaz Mahomed  from #SouthAfrica #CWPrize
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I wish the article had stated from which countries the regional winners come from. They really take the reader for granted
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Quotable - Kim Edwards, born 4 May 1958. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1dESplB
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That's a lot of verbiage to say "YOLO". ;)
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Writer - Words inform. Words perform. Words transform. ~Amanda Patterson
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Writer. Muse. Plain Language Expert. CEO. Trustee. Memoirist. Teacher. Reader. Founder. Widow.  Mother. Daughter. 

Birthday: 1 November

I live in South Africa
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Can exist on books, cupcakes, coffee and dark chocolate. But seriously...Nominations: Woman of the Year (2006 & 2010), Most Influential Woman in Business & Government (2010), Mondi Awards (various), Feather Awards (2011) - all in South Africa
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