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July Newsletter

July Newsletter

Part of Allaboutwriting is currently headquartered on Patience, Trish and my 50 ft narrowboat, cruising from its home base just south of Rugby, to the headwaters of the Llangollen Canal in North Wales. As I write this, we’re on the Trent and Mersey Canal, moored on the outskirts of the beer capital (they claim) of … Continue reading

June 2016 writing challenge winners

June 2016 writing challenge winners

A large bunch of interesting responses to Robyn Penn’s Cloud of Unknowing * came in. Almost all of them orbited the subjects of love and death and, in our winner’s submission, apocalypse. All were interesting – so even if we haven’t mentioned your submission specifically, know that we valued it and the blood, sweat and t. … Continue reading

Every great movie begins with a great screenplay

Every great movie begins with a great screenplay

Every great movie begins with a great screenplay. It’s the key to everything that follows: the deals, the co-production agreements, the investors, the production – the awards. So if you’re interested in making movies, you have to be interested in writing screenplays. Which is why Allaboutwriting is offering a ten-module online course in screenwriting skills … Continue reading

Bursting with pride

Bursting with pride

On Monday, Jo-Anne donned her crimson gown, her medieval academic cap, and mounted the steps to the stage of the Great Hall at Wits, there to receive her PhD in creative writing… We’re so proud of her we could burst. The PhD, we might remind you, consisted of a novel, The Imagined Child, already published by Picador, … Continue reading

Add fire to your writing through the chilly winter

Add fire to your writing through the chilly winter

Our upcoming winter writing courses in Cape Town promise a much needed creative boost that’ll add fire to your writing through the chilly months. For anyone seriously interested in developing and honing their creative writing skills our flagship Creative Writing Course starts on 11 July and runs through to 29 August. Sessions are held on … Continue reading

June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Hello everyone, I hope you’re finding ways to keep warm. Our method is to keep our participants very, very active, which in turn keeps us busy. We’re halfway through our new Thirty Day Writing Workshop Mark 2, and it is proving to be one of our most successful offerings ever. If you missed it this … Continue reading