The typical debut novelist is no older than twenty-four. Writing was something they fell into really. At Oxford, they accidentally showed a single sentence they had written to a friend. On the strength of this sentence they were awarded a six book deal. Now, they sit, terrifyingly photogenic, in the pages of your Sunday supplement.
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This Dust, my first poetry collection, was published by Soundswrite Press in April. I’ve always written and read poetry. Of my seven published books, This Dust has been the most personal and the hardest to work with. It’s the book that’s me through and through. I always wrote, and I always wanted to write. When
On the hottest and longest day of the year at a ceremony and reading at Bromley House Library in Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Writing East Midlands awarded prizes to this year’s winners of the second Aurora open competition for poetry and short fiction. The event was a welcoming, inspiring celebration of writing on the
We’re thrilled to once again be a part of the Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Open Competition! Writing East Midlands (our sister organisation) has just launched the 2017 international competition with prizes in both categories. This year’s judges are renowned poet Penelope Shuttle and acclaimed novelist and short story writer Jacob Ross – both well known to writers
Try this visual writing prompt to start your creativity flowing The Path It is a thin path, unremarkable except for the fact that you’d be hard-pressed to fit more than two people on it side by side. You (or your character) is somewhere in the middle of the path – it stretches out ahead and
We’re pleased to announce through our partnership with Waterstones that all participants whose courses are taking place at Waterstones in Nottingham from September 2016 to July 2017 will be eligible for a 10% discount card. The discount can be redeemed against any book purchases in store at Waterstones during the duration of the course they
We asked Writing School participants past and present to share with us some of their recent publishing and writing successes. If you’re a current participant or you took one of our courses in the past and you’d like to tell us about your own successes, please do get in touch. Email Clare on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’m trying to write a novel.” At one time, I would have said this in a whisper – if I’d admitted it at all. Although I’ve been writing since childhood, I kept my stories to myself for many years. I told myself the privacy was important for several reasons – mainly because the time I