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Do exercises really help writers to write?

Kate Mosse, bestselling author of Labyrinth, says that writers ought to practice writing in much the same ways as musicians practice the scales. She is not alone in suggesting that … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Help! I’m looking for a writing group somewhere in France that wrote to me…

I have a ton of reasons why I didn’t respond immediately. The organiser of the English-speaking, English-writing group dropped me a line sometime around December 5th – 8th. I can … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 7 Comments

Half Price until midnight – my own mini Black Friday

Amazon have put the paperback edition of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL into their Black Friday sale but only for a few hours. It’s £3 until midnight instead of the … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 6 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

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

Tell us about your dream creative writing course…and win

Can you help? At the Beach Hut Writing Academy* in Brighton we have lots of ideas for courses in 2016 . Completing a VERY short survey will help us pick … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bestselling book for writers – now less than half price

WANT TO WRITE? Not sure where to start? Try one of the 30 imaginative exercises in BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL gifgifs Until next midnight Sunday December 6th you can … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

In college, at work, retired? Remember you can always go Back to Creative Writing School

I had a lot of fun playing around with PHOTOFUNIA, an online picture editing tool that has just celebrated its eight birthday. It lets you produce imaginative and wish fulfilment … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Writing Exercise from the archives: Historical Fiction

This is straightforward lucky dip. Choose two numbers – both have to be between one and ten. The first number gives you a personal event and the second a historical … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Writing Exercise from the Archives: connect three pictures…and suddenly you have a story

Don’t censor yourself just write. Don’t cross out. Just write. Try to keep your hand moving across the page or the keyboard. A lot of what you are going to … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

FREE WORLDWIDE — popular creative writing ebook: offer ends Sunday July 5th

From today until Sunday July 5th BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL is free to download from Amazon. Thirty exercises to set your imagination free and it won’t cost you a … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 8 Comments

And the winner is….

Let me introduce you to Jan Baynham Jan joined a local writing group in Cardiff three years ago but it wasn’t until she attended a university writing class taught by … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

OUT NOW! The latest edition of my Creative Writing Newsletter. Sign up and win a free paperback copy of Back to Creative Writing School

Edition number five of my creative writing newsletter has just gone out. It contains details of submission and competition opportunities (plays, poetry, short stories and novels) that haven’t yet appeared … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Win a copy of my creative writing guide in time for Christmas

 Hurray! I’ve made it past the 200 ‘likes’ milestone on my creative writing facebook page. As promised I’m going to give away a paperback copy of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 14 Comments