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TIPS & EXERCISES
In the world of creative writing, not all words are created equal. Yes, choosing the right adjectives matter; yes, you should…
Write your main character’s obituary. Obituaries often follow a set form, including details about where the subject was born (and to…
Inspiration from the Dead
A couple of years ago (when my enthusiasm for writing romantic comedy was severely dented by several personal challenges) an editor…
Free Arvon 5 Day Poetry Challenge with Malika Booker
Sign up for our free 5 Day Poetry Challenge.Each day, from Thursday 29 October to Monday 2 November you’ll receive a new exercise from acclaimed poet and veteran tutor, Malika Booker. By the end of the challenge you’ll have a draft of a brand-new poem!Themed around mythology, you’ll be looking at and responding to your favourite myths and folklore from around the world! Whether you’re new to poetry or looking for a new approach, Malika challenge will take you on a fresh, surprising journey to a new poem.
The Stories We Tell
In our new blog series, The Stories We Tell, leading writers share with you some of the inspirations, challenges and discoveries that led to the writing of their own stories, novels and poems.
My Arvon Week: Cat Brogan – Queer Poetry
18 Nov 2020 / My Arvon Week
‘The image doesn’t know it’s a metaphor – don’t … control it’ (Caroline Bird)
We feel for Billy Collin’s ‘light switch’*…
Lara Feigel – The Stories We Tell
26 Aug 2020 / The Stories We Tell
On Living alongside Dead Writers
‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless…
My Arvon Journey – Liz Henderson
12 Aug 2020 / My Arvon Journey
A personal journey to publication of my first book
‘The West Façade’
A collection of short stories.
Telling Stories: Truth, Lies and the Death of Compassion
Join Complicité’s Artistic Director Simon McBurney and award-winning writers Karen Armstrong, Amin Maalouf and Esther Woolfson as they discuss stories: why we tell them; what they do, and, in particular, the story of how we got to where we are now.We live in volcanic times. An era of division, noise and ever accelerating change. So, what is the place of the artist and art in this moment?"The future is written nowhere…you have to write it." Amin Maalouf
The MumWrite Program
MumWrite is a community of mums who write short fiction and poetry, with a particular focus on experimental and new writing techniques. The programme is largely online, which breaks geographical barriers and brings mums from all around the UK and elsewhere together.MumWrite runs a regular programme for writing mums with different levels available and also independent workshops to help mums enjoy some writing time, find peers, and develop as a writer. Writing time is 'you time' and a fantastic form of self-care for mums, which can lead to wide-ranging benefits in terms of overall wellbeing, community and expression. Sign up and get involved!
Online Writers’ Day with The Literary Consultancy
The Literary Consultancy’s annual Writers' Day is going digital! Join in for a day of online talks and workshops run by industry professionals, creative challenges and workshops for you to get involved with and the iconic TLC Pen Factor competition.You’ll also get links to video recordings of your sessions to watch back for up to 30 days after the event, so you don’t miss a thing. The format might be different but the creativity remains, and they’ve made sure to put the writing community at the heart of it with a stellar lineup that has something for everyone. Save the date: 13th March, 2021.Tickets available NOW!