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Wanted: a wine drinker who can write

Pavilion Books, in association with The Circle of Wine Writers, run an annual award to help develop promising new wine writers. To enter you have to write 1500 on any … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) characters

It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hurry! Sketches wanted for a new BBC radio comedy

2525 is a  new Radio 4 audience sketch show set 500 years in the future. Alongside a commissioned writing team, the BBC is inviting non-commissioned writers to send in their … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — a new home for short stories on the web

Like short stories? Want to read more or find a home for those you write? ReadWave – a short story website based in London that has attracted a big following … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Experimental writing at Brighton Digital festival

RICHARD HEARN of Paragraph Planet is back to explain about Geo-Writing at the Digital Festival and how everyone can get involved. Geo-writing is an experimental project in which writers can … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Flash Fiction with an edge at Brighton Digital Festival

The Brighton Digital Festival is currently running throughout September and there’s a whole host of events and opportunities for writers. Today and tomorrow RICHARD HEARN writer, magazine columnist and creator of … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Monday Creative Writing – In dialogue do we have to stick with HE SAID, SHE SAID?

Bestselling crime writer Elmore Leonard, who died last month aged 87, had 10 Rules for Writing. Number three was Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue. “The … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Five of the best essays on the late, great Seamus Heaney

Originally posted on Irish Writing Blog:
Seamus Heaney (Photo: Jon Parker Lee) There has been no shortage of published work on Seamus Heaney over the last few days. Here are…

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Seamus Heaney

I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world – Seamus Heaney … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment