Feb 16 2015

Coping With Depression

Dealing with depression can be difficult, but being a freelance writer who faces depression has its own specific challenges. This article from Ideastap has a couple of suggestions to make things easier if you're a writer ...
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Feb 16 2015

8 Tips From Literary Agents About How To Get Published

Ever wonder what literary agents are thinking when they look over your work? This list of eight tips compiled by The Write Practice tells you just that, straight from the horse's mouth.   Click here to ...
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Jan 27 2015

VACANCY – Creative Future Literary Awards Workshop Facilitator

Creative Future are recruiting a freelance creative writing workshop facilitator with expertise in working with vulnerable adults and marginalized communities to deliver a national programme of workshops to complement our 2015 Literary Awards competition. Facilitators will deliver ...
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Jan 26 2015

12 Literary Magazines for New & Unpublished Writers

Getting your first piece published is a really important moment in many people's careers, but knowing where to start can be trick. However, this list from Aerogramme contains magazines from around the world who often showcase ...
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Jan 26 2015

Submitting to Journals: The Jo Bell Method

Sometimes the hardest thing about putting your work out there is remembering just where you put it. In this article from award-winning poet Jo Bell describes her method for getting your submissions organised. While Jo uses ...
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Jan 26 2015

10 Secrets to Write Better Stories

'The third draft is for deep polishing' says the author of these ten top tips. It might sound like a spa treatment, but it's pretty good advice! Click here to read the full article at The ...
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Jan 26 2015

Ross Sutherland, Poet

'Most of my poems start off as a puzzle' says one of our absolutely favourite experimental  spoken word artists, Ross Sutherland. As a writer who's constantly pushing the boundaries of what poetry can be, this hardly ...
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Jan 26 2015

“Deathwinked” by Vedran Husić

Using poetic language in short stories can be difficult. But when it's done with a light touch, such as in '"Deathwinked" by Vedran Husić the effect can transform the work. Click here the full story at Electric ...
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Jan 19 2015

Literary Journals Featuring Writers Of Colour

It's frustrating that even now the literature world still doesn't reflect the diversity of modern Britain. But this list of literary magazines compiled by Writers Relief is a great resource if you're looking for diverse voices, ...
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Jan 19 2015

Curtis Brown on New Writing

Ever wonder how to start a relationship with an agent? The lovely people who work on the New Writing team at Curtis Brown (including our friend Alice Dill) have an open door policy, and in this ...
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Jan 19 2015

‘Winter’ by Billy Collins

As January drags on, we've had to come to terms with the fact that it is unquestionably winter. But even these dark cold days can provide inspiration for strong our writing, as demonstrated in this poem ...
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Jan 19 2015

A Playwright Explains How to Write Great Dialogue

When in doubt, look to other artforms to see how they do it. In this article, playwright Maggie Sulc describes her approach to writing great dialogue and how to apply it to fiction. There's some great ...
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