for writers and readers….

The biggest prize in the world for a short story

This writing competition has it all. It is free. It is international. Entries can have already been published. Entries can be up to 6000 words long. First prize is £30,000 … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

ART QUOTES: What is an Artist?

Originally posted on THE REMODERN REVIEW:
Romare Bearden “Dream of Exile” If you’re any kind of artist, you make a miraculous journey, and you come back and make some statements…

June 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Jobs for Writers

This post is a bit of an experiment. I thought it might be useful to provide a regular round up of writing or writing related jobs that come to my … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 7 Comments

Academics love to make theories…Jeanette Winterson: Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world. Jeanette Winterson

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Make something out of this…Google searches is a website created 14 years by a couple of Australian guys who wanted  a fun tool to see what Google “thinks” of certain topics and people. Of course, … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Free online course from the grandmother of all creative writing courses – the University of Iowa

The very first creative writing workshops were pioneered at the University of Iowa in the 1930s and they still have a mighty reputation today. They are now offering a free … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 9 Comments

Happy Bloomsday

Bloomsday celebrates James Joyce’s Ulysses. The story takes place takes place on a single day: June 16th 1904 in Dublin. Ulysses follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Take part in a poetry slam without leaving home

Pangaea Poetry, an international poetry organisation, are looking for poets from across the world to take part in their 3rd annual poetry slam in July. The competition, supported by Arts … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 8 Comments

Writing theory? It’s not for writers, said William Faulkner QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

Summer Sale! Creative Writing Guide only 99p/ 99 cent

Because the sun is shining. Because I haven’t had the central heating on for, oh, at least a week. Because the days are still growing longer (northern hemisphere only). Until … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writers and Olympic athletes don’t have a lot in common – Paul Theroux Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? “She drove me to my practice at four in the morning,” etc. Writing is not figure … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Children’s Book Writing Competition

Gransnet – the slightly creaky older version of Mumsnet – is out to discover a new children’s author. The competition They are looking for books for  children aged between 3 … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 4 Comments