As part of Dartington’s Word Up! programme of short courses you can get away to a beautiful place to finish that book and learn how to get it published. This three day course will give you tips on how to get your manuscript finished and how to approach publishers. If you are thinking about self-pu [read more]
Midday in Rye, East Sussex, and it’s started to rain. Late-season tourists are reaching for their waterproofs and heading for indoors, leaving the churchyard that only a few moments ago was packed, a guided tour in full swing. I’ve just noticed the outline of part of a Romanesque doorway, le [read more]
I have been reading Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life recently. In it she asks 33 Questions which are designed to help artists connect with their DNA. I remember working through a similar list in the late Julia Casterton’s Creative Writing: A Practical Gu...
There is a lot of nostalgia for the past floating around at the moment. Things were so much simpler, there was a stronger sense of community, we knew our place in the world… Well, I lived in this “past” and I struggle to recognise it from the discussions around me. This is the p [read more]
As readers, we’re all the type of people to read the book before seeing the film, but we’re also prone to fangirling/fanboying when our favourite titles get adapted onto the big screen. To give you chance to read some of the biggest books being adapted in 2017, here are five releases tha [read more]