for writers and readers….

Win a University Place with this short story competition

The University of East London is breaking new ground with their free fiction competition, running for the first time this year. Open to young people aged 16-19 living or going … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Jobs for Writers

CONTENT WRITER  New York Mamamia Women’s Network –  international women’s website  – needs a writer to create well written original content on a daily basis. Candidates should have a media, … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Jobs for Writers

A round up of writing or writing related jobs that have come to my attention – hope it’s helpful. GRADUATE CREATIVE WRITING, SOCIAL MEDIA & CUSTOMER SERVICES EXECUTIVE  – Paid … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Quotes about Christmas — Charles Dickens

‘I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — a writer’s research site

Tine Hreno is an author and creative consultant and she keeps her blog Writers in London in the 1890s as a place to record and share her  research on Oscar … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Know London? Bring it to Life in a Tiny Play

Two professional theatre practitioners are planing an evening of Tiny Plays about London next spring. No more than four minutes long (roughly three to four sides of A4) , they … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

A chance to write a London murder mystery with leading novelists

I’ve heard of crowd-sourcing in terms of communal fund raising (I contributed recently to the publication of a graphic novel which should be coming out in the autumn) but this … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Very British Blog Post (actually a Very Brighton Blog Post with a London Irish flavour)

Vikki Thompson over at The View Outside has invited readers to take part in this blog hop. You can read her post HERE which gives a very different take on … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

London’s deadly fog

60 YEARS AGO today London  was smothered  in a deadly smog. It was bitterly cold and very calm: no wind blew away the toxic air. Instead it lay over the … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

Written a play? Find out how to get it staged

Just heard from Spread the Word, the London based literary organisation, that they are launching a programme of topical debates next month. Each season a panel of key figures from … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 1 Comment