Residential Writing Week: Starting to Write Fiction & Non-Fiction
Telling true and imagined stories
Horatio Clare has won awards for his non-fiction, travel and children’s books. His books include Running for the Hills, A Single Swallow and Down to the Sea in Ships. In 2015 he published Orison for A Curlew, a combination of travel and nature writing, and an acclaimed children’s book, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, the sequel to which, Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds appeared in 2017. Both Aubrey books were longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In the winter of 2017 Icebreaker – A Voyage Far North was published. As well as working as a tutor and lecturer in numerous settings, he writes regularly for the Financial Times, the Spectator, the Observer and BBC Radio.
Horatio is available for Arvon 1-1s but not on Mondays and Tuesdays.Request a 1-1
It is tremendously difficult to write about a place you know as if you are a travel writer. I have tried…
First, you need to find a subject that lights you up. If beach resorts are not your thing, then a stretch…
Non-fiction writers live their books before they write them. From biography to travel to books about music, art or sheep, for…
The exercise to go with this tip is very simple. Choose one of your passions and write about an incident that…