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
It’s odd to think of poems as made things in the way we might make a cake, a cup of tea, a flower bed, a brick wall, a home… but the metaphor stands; a poem is a construction. Imagine this: we have in front of us half a dozen trugs or buckets, and in each
Picture this: I’m at a book festival, running around corralling authors and talking to attendees. Person A says to me, “You know, I’ve had this idea for ages, and I want to write a book. I just have no idea where to start.” This question is one I can pretty much guarantee I’ll get at