Jan 5 2015

7 Questions That Will Transform Your Writing in the New Year

Have you made your New Year's resolution yet? One of them should surely be to enter our 2015 Literary Awards competition. The other should be to read this article. Click here to read the full article ...
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Jan 5 2015

Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies

Hey, with all of this great advice about how to write better poetry, we've completely skipped over the fact that the act of reading poetry can be intimidating for a lot of people. So here's a great ...
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Jan 5 2015

Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits and Literary Productivity

Is anyone else struggling with their alarms post-holidays? Check out this analysis of famous writers by wakeup time. Ray Bradbury has made us think we all deserve a lie in.   Click here to read the full article ...
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Dec 29 2014

Six Top Tips for Writers

Top tips from award winning short story writer Adam Marek, as seen on the excellent Word Factory website. We especially like the tip about listening to audiobooks to get an ear for good writing! Click here ...
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Dec 29 2014

Edit Yourself: 12 Tips to Do it Better

We get it. Editing your work can be hard. However, the folks at DIYauthor have compiled a great list of top tips to make your editing more effective. Click here to read the full article at ...
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Dec 29 2014

David Constantine in Conversation with Cathy Galvin

This speech from David Constantine is incendiary & inspiring. In conversation with Word Factory's Cathy Galvin, award winning poet and author David Constantine about the importance of diverse voices in poetry and the value of creative writing in general. ...
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Dec 29 2014

Top 10 Tips For Being a Successful Poet

If there's anyone who can tell us how to be a successful poet, it's probably former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion. Click here to read the full article at the BBC website  
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Dec 29 2014

A Conversation with Alice Walker

'This is the time for poetry,' says award-winning writer Alice Walker in this brilliant interview. And really, who are we to disagree? Click here to read the full article at The Atlantic Photo by State Library ...
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Dec 22 2014

30 Great Poems Everyone Should Know

We've always envied people who can recite other people's poems by heart. Here's a list of 30 poems The Times thinks we should all commit to memory.   Click here to read the full article at ...
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Dec 22 2014

3 Tips to ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ Emotions and Mood

It's an old adage that the best writers trust their readers to glean information from what is suggested, rather than being told how to feel outright. This brilliant article uses Roberto Bolaño’s short story 'Gómez Palacio' ...
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Dec 22 2014

Book As Art

Lots of great self-published authors let themselves down because of poor design. If you're thinking about going down the self publishing route, this great guide will help ensure your book is as good looking as it ...
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Dec 22 2014

13 Famous Writers on Overcoming Writer’s Block

Let's face it. All of us will likely sit down to write one day and nothing will come. It doesn't make us bad writers. It's something we all go through. So here, 13 famous writers share ...
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