Finding language for a living world
This week is about paying attention to the natural world, intended for writers...
- Kathleen Jamie
- Mark Cocker
- Guest: Karen Lloyd
Weaving real-life events into an engaging story
Knowing what to leave out is as important as what to leave in. For those inter...
- Sukhdev Sandhu
- Lois Pryce
- Guest: Kate Summerscale
Departures, arrivals, journeys . . . how do we go about telling personal and f...
- Elise Valmorbida
- Aamer Hussein
- Guest: Fadia Faqir
55.LIFE WRITING: WRITING FAMILY HISTORY
Shaping your stories to discover the narrative
How do you determine which of your many memories can be shaped into a story? W...
- Colin Grant
- Marina Benjamin
- Guest: Hannah Lowe
56.NON-FICTION: TUTORED RETREAT
Life and other journeys
At the heart of the finest travel books, memoirs and histories is a writer’s...
- Rory MacLean
- Justin Marozzi
- Guest: Sara Wheeler
Turning factual stories into crafted narrative
This week will give you the tools to write engaging narrative non-fiction, tur...
- Tobias Jones
- Andrea Stuart
- Guest: Horatio Clare
Telling true stories
This week we will explore a wide variety of narrative based techniques for tel...
- Melanie McGrath
- Jay Griffiths
- Guest: Clarles Foster
59.Life Writing: Writing Family History
Family as fact, fiction and myth
Families provide some of our most powerful stories – whether they’re funny...
- Alice Jolly
- John-Paul Flintoff
- Guest: Amy Liptrot
60.Starting to Write Non-Fiction
Transforming facts into compelling stories
Do you have a non-fiction subject you are burning to write about? Are you unsu...
- Paul Kingsnorth
- Melanie Challenger
- Guest: Jessica Woollard