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TALES FROM THE TRUNK by Zoë Marriott

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any debut author whose name you see on a shelf in your local library or bookshop probably wrote at least one or two … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Abandoned Projects by Perdita Cargill

This is more a sad tale of a project abandoning me. Years ago (eight?) my house was burgled and my computer was stolen. Stuck in the side of that computer … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The issue of being “on brand”

As far as you’re concerned, my writing history looks like this: To me, my writing history looks like this: Authors often talk about the projects in our past. Other yet-to-be … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 10 Comments

At the Writers’ Cafe by Elli Woollard

Writing in cafes? I don’t. There. End of story. Actually it’s not, because I did once spend quite a while writing in a hospital café over the course of a … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

White Noise by Zoë Marriott

Sometimes peace and quiet is the last thing you need…

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Janet Edwards: Ten Things That A Writing Course Did For Me

In the autumn of 2007, I signed up for a writing class. There are many different types of writing courses to choose from, including online courses, short residential courses in … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to write scary, by Donald Hounam

Reading Shirley Jackson, I find myself murmuring, in the trembling voice of a child, “I don’t like this… it’s scary.”

November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Story Setting and Sightseeing by Kat Ellis

I’m a sucker for a great setting. Being a writer of YA thriller(ish?) books, setting is one of the things I use to create atmosphere within a story. And I … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Janet Edwards: Three Weird Places That Inspired My Writing

Stonehenge You can find inspiration in the weirdest places. I’m sure you’re thinking there is absolutely nothing strange about Stonehenge inspiring someone to write. I’d totally agree with you if … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment
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