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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Jan 19 2015

Simon Armitage’s Tips for Poetry

Testing. Testing. One two three. Ten Tests to tell if your poem is ready, from the great Simon Armitage. Our favourite tip? 'Remember,' says Armitage, 'the reading of poetry is not an exact science: it does ...
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Creative Future Recruiting New Board Members

Creative Future are currently recruiting Board members. We're for passionate individuals to join our Board and oversee Creative Future’s development into one of the UK’s leading organisations for marginalised artists and writers. Creative Future can make a real ...
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Jan 12 2015

10 Questions To Find Your Unique Voice

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the literature world originality is everything. So how do you find your unique voice? Click here to read the full article at The Write Practice Photo ...
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Jan 12 2015

Ten Hot Tips for Aspiring Poets

This list of ten tips to improve your poetry was compiled from the advice of famous writers.Our favourite? Number four. Definitely. Click here to read the full article at Blue Positive Photo by woodleywonderworks
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Jan 12 2015

12 “Purrfect” Things Writers Can Learn From Cats

We have included this article because the sound and sagacious advice it includes, and not at all because it features small furry animals.Oh, who are we kidding? Click here to read the full article at Writer's ...
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Jan 12 2015

Top 10 Writing Mistakes Editors See Every Day

Dr. Stephen Carver lists ten common mistakes when writing. We've all made these mistakes, but this list is a good place to start to make sure you're writing is ready for submission. Click here to read ...
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Jan 12 2015

An Interview with Jackie Kay

In this lovely multi-part interview, one of our favourite writers Jackie Kay says 'poetry gives voice to the voiceless'. We couldn't agree more. Click here to watch the video at the Poetry Archive Photo by University of ...
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Jan 5 2015

The 7 Deadly Sins of Self Editing

Want to make sure that your writing is heavenly? Then check yourself against this list of the 7 deadly sins of self editing and learn the ways in which we can repent. Read the full article at Writer's ...
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Jan 5 2015

An Interview with Carol Ann Duffy

A bit of inspiration from current Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. In this short interview she discusses everything from why she writes, her identity as a feminist poet, and the point of poetry in general. Click ...
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