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TIPS & EXERCISES
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…
Using Your Writing Persona
Visualise a version of you that is unbound, unplugged, footloose and fancy free, with all the attributes you might be too…
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.
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.
Rachel Lichtenstein – The Stories We Tell
15 Jul 2020 / The Stories We Tell
Disappearances and Encounters
As the daughter and granddaughter of antique dealers, I grew up handling wonderful old things. They…
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