Keeping a scrapbook alongside your journal can be a creative way to record important moments. Louise tells us more.
Did you ever think about writing a novel? Read on for one author's experiences and advice for getting that first piece published.
Meeting Suzanne* recently was a special moment for me, as she shared with me some fascinating stories about her memories of the Second World War, when she was just a young child. I was so moved to hear these reminiscences, and felt as if I was being told something that one would normally only see […]
Kate reflects on her own year as writer in residence at the University’s Botanic Garden in Cambridge, and what others have experienced.
So you’ve written your masterpiece. What now? Traditionally, you’d send it off to agent after agent, dying a little with each rejection, until either you couldn’t take it anymore, or you found an agent or publisher willing to give you a try. Self-publishing, or “vanity publishing”, was for losers, and rich losers at that. But […]
In 2011, I began writing a blog of stories from my life repertoire. I could never have imagined the journey that it would take me on. After grappling with demons and dragons and eventually befriending them I found that they opened the gate to treasures beyond my wildest dreams. Initially it was a charming experience […]
Author Margaret K. Johnson talks about her stand-up comedy debut On Tuesday 21 May 2013 I went to London to perform a 3-minute stand-up comedy routine at Up the Creek in Greenwich to an audience of around 200 people. Why? Had I gone completely out of my mind? No! I’m a writer, and it was […]
Author Margaret K. Johnson delves into the world of stand-up comedy for her new book. As a novelist, I take my research seriously. I’ve had unsuitable relationships, got my heart well and truly broken, and visited exotic countries – all in the name of research! OK, not all of it was research – some of […]
Getting to grips with editing and presentation is half the challenge of writing, as Diana explains.
Katherine Parris offers practical tips and guidance for all those budding writers out there who just don’t know where to begin How many times have we all thought ‘I would love to write’ but didn’t know where to start, how to do it, or even what to do with it once we had written it?