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There’s a paradox to writing: it is at once an intensely solitary activity, and at the same time is dependent on the good opinion of a vast community of readers. And while, necessarily, [...]
It’s become a trope of popular philosophy: take care of the little things (pennies, broken windows, chores) and the big things will take care of themselves (pounds, violent crimes, your life’s [...]
We had a bumper crop of excellent entries for our tenth anniversary challenge – and they kept on tumbling in until the very last moment, just minutes before deadline. In fact, our winning entry [...]
We’re often asked about that most troublesome of subjects – back story. It’s easy to tell you what not to do. Don’t include paragraphs of explanation. We don’t need to be told all there is to [...]
Scratch a science fiction fan and you’ll find someone inordinately ready to suspend his disbelief. We’re willing to throw ourselves into alternative universes in which intelligent gas clouds [...]
Welcome to this month’s newsletter! What we’ve been doing with you for the past ten years is talking to you about the stories you wish to tell. Life consists of “one damned thing [...]
We’ve been ensconced in the Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice for a few days now, spending our mornings talking to writers about their work, devising ways over hurdles (straight up and over) and through [...]
Twenty Essential Aspects of Writing: 7 Upcoming courses 30-Day Writing Workout, Online – 1 to 30 August Venice Writing Retreat, Venice, Italy – 6 to 13 September Stow-on-the-Wold Writing Weekend [...]
Twenty Essential Aspects of Writing: 6 Upcoming courses 30-Day Writing Workout, Online – 1 to 30 August Venice Writing Retreat, Venice, Italy – 6 to 13 September Stow-on-the-Wold Writing Weekend [...]
Twenty Essential Aspects of Writing: 5 This is the fifth in a series of blogs requested by our community. The series offers fundamental, easy to follow and very practical advice in twenty [...]