what we do
Write Side Left is a new publisher of multifaceted writing freed from the burden and compartmentalisation of genre. Our mission is to engage, stimulate, challenge and entertain both hemispheres of our readers' minds, without prejudice to either.
right side keeps left side fit
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Here’s an extract of an interesting article in the press today that both affirms audiobook user habits gender-specifically and Writesideleft’s choice of a male narrator, specifically. ©Matthew Moore, The Times ( 9th April 2018) “Encouraging young men to read books for pleasure has long been a challenge for publishers. The solution, it seems, is to allow Read more about Audiobooks & The Male[…]
We all do lists. Agendas. Hierarchies. Humans. Subsets, like writers, artists, wistful thinkers. Memoranda for survival: diaries, shopping lists…to-do lists. And often with attributed $£€ signs. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, James, Waugh, EM Forster, Woolf, Marx (he seemed to think the imagination couldn’t exist without lucre), FS Fitzgerald, Martin Amis forwards […] They’re very convenient. And Read more about Lists, Big Ideas, Small Places[…]
In progress: our first genre-busting collection of short stories, a risky challenging experiment: we’ve asked young, older, mature and raw writers of any background, origin, orientation or belief to contribute a story (not necessarily conventionally told) that examines the sometimes unintended consequences of our attempts to connect with other human beings, whether loved ones or strangers. An Read more about Stories 2018: a collaboration with citizens of everywhere[…]
A picture tells several thousand words
WriteSideleft’s first audiobook of Carnaval is now available. An experiment, an investment in talent, a fun listen, a nod to the time-honoured tradition of story-telling, it’s beautifully voiced entirely in tune with the novel’s narrator’s intention – a quirky vocal voyage of discovery, a coming of age as it’s told! You can listen to it Read more about Audiobook now live[…]
‘When they speak we need to listen,’ wrote Brasenose College Emeritus Fellow Bernard Richards in his essay: Henry James as Comic Writer: ‘literally listen – to experience the maximum response. This is entirely in line with a very important criterion that James recommended; the criterion of the audible in literature. It has often been recognised in Read more about ‘When they speak we need to listen’[…]
The short answer is: you know the voice when you’ve heard it. Carnaval, the Audiobook has been approved and will go live next week. More about where and how to obtain it, soon. What did we want to hear? Something ineffable: young, not too knowing, sincere, warm, caring, authenticity and generosity wrapped about a sense Read more about What’s in a voice?[…]
Mindful of #metoo and the inevitable concise reflex question-answer, ‘define good?’ – let’s first remember that mann or man in its original Old English translates simply as human being. Quite often in the sense of a vassal or servant – someone who suffers or endures hardship then, historically, perhaps for the greater cause of God. Read more about What is a Good Man? Or Is Mankind just Wonky?[…]
Goodreads Book Giveaway Carnaval by S.A. Finlay Giveaway ends November 12, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway
We’re excited about our second title that’s in production now and published on 26 November 2017. A Good Man by Bardy Thomas is a touching elegantly wrought contemporary story of contrasts and hope. We’ll keep you posted.