The Literati Glitterati of Chichester

By David E P Dennis Do you know which prominent supporters of the literary arts and crafts have been associated with Chichester? They may have been born in the city, lived and worked there, or died there.  In this article we look at some of the notable or notorious personalities and their lives down the ages. If you are a Chichester writer who is not mentioned here, then please work on your notability not your notoriety and we’ll list you next time! John Bullokar (1574-1627) – Lexicographer John was an English physician and lexicographer. He was born in St Andrew’s…

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Dante comes to Hastings

THE PRE-RAPHAELITES By David E P Dennis Many people know the story of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who signed themselves cryptically as PRB. They were not Cambridge Apostle spies, but artists who wanted to break the dreary mould of English Art. The founders of the art movement were Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and John Everett Millais. Hunt was born in 1827, Rossetti in 1828, and Millais in 1829, so it is easy to see how they could share the same views. Hunt was staid, quiet and not as talented as the other two. He was born into a humble home,…

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Slowly is more surely

If you are a novice author and trying to make an impression on the big world out there, then take a moment to read this excellent article by Jane Friedman on ‘Building an author platform’.  Jane explains that it is better to grow your following slowly and that there are no quick routes to success.

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The odd word

The English language is a marvel – with over one million words for us to choose from! Some of the best words are the oddest – join in our discussion by letting us know about your oddest and most favourite words  – just use ‘Reply’ below…  

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A world unfinished

ASPECTS OF LITERATURE By David E P Dennis Introduction When you write a book – fact or fiction – you are making a world. You are a creator. You have an idea, you develop it, write it, check it and get it printed. Your world for now, is complete. Allegorically or metaphorically to the Western Mind – God made the world in six days and on the seventh He rested. It takes much longer to write a book. However, when you compare the number of authors/writers who have started a book but not finished, with the number of those brave…

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