Muse, News and Views

“…a writer has the duty to be good, not lousy…” E.B. White QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter. I feel no obligation to deal with politics. I do feel a responsibility … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Feeling jaded? Take a 15 minute Samuel Beckett break

If you are wondering why you bother, why you even try to choose words that maybe someone else might want to read or hear someday; or pick up a paintbrush … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

“I don’t think writer’s block actually exists…” Philipp Meyer QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I don’t think “writer’s block” actually exists. It’s basically insecurity — it’s your own internal critic turned up to a higher level than it’s supposed to be at that moment, … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brilliant residency opportunity for writers with a head for heights

Maison de L’Ecriture, Montricher. Photo © Claudine Garcia This is a writing opportunity that is the epitome of cool… A Swiss Foundation is offering writers the chance to live and … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 6 Comments

7 Point Story Structure [Resources]

Originally posted on Word Hunter:
In response to a question to me, I have not created a 7 Point Story Structure, but have shared many of them. Here’s an amalgamation…

September 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

“…writers who believe one word is as good as another…” Gore Vidal QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

For every Scott Fitzgerald concerned with the precise word and the selection of relevant incident, there are a hundred American writers, many well-regarded, who appear to believe that one word … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Children only: write a scene for Horrible Histories

CBBC is running a writing competition for 6-14 year-olds across the UK. They want a short sketch for Horrible Histories. The winning script will be turned into an actual sketch … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

When you and your main character are the same person…Celia Brayfield. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

There is is a kind of character burn-out which is more than just a temporary failure of invention. This happens when you project yourself too far into a character – … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Write a radio drama – international writing competition

A Playwriting Competition run by the Sussex Playwrights Club is now open. They are looking for a 30 minute thriller or mystery radio drama for two to six actors . … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

Make it Up: a week of free creative writing workshops for children run by Little Green Pig

I am very excited to be a small part of Little Green Pig’s creative Pop Up this week. In the centre of Brighton they are running two very special workshops … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

What was on Facebook’s Creative Writing page last week…

Have you really got a story? 10% off Under Their Skin: character masterclass with a bestselling thriller writer and a senior NHS psychologist A cartoon about all the things you … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Kate Atkinson isn’t a postmodern writer…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The legacy of the fairy story in my brain is that everything will work out. In fiction it would be very hard for me, as a writer, to give a … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writing Competition to win festival tickets

Words have the power to change lives, whether those words are spoken or written. They change the way people think, feel and act. Audify – the hearing health company – … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Jobs for Writers

 Art Writing Residency — Leeds  Corridor8, an online platform for critical art writing, invites proposals for an early career writer-in- residence at The Tetley, Leeds The writer will spend at … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 2 Comments