All writers must shut themselves away at some point to let words flow from fingertips freely, but is the craft of writing really that lonely? During an interview, Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski, was asked what she thought was the best thing, and the worst thing, about writing.Continue Reading

It happens to every writer. It’s inevitable. Your prose has turned to mush, you don’t have a creative bone left in your body, and you want to throw in the towel. What do you do when you get writer’s block?” someone asked me the other day. I was happy toContinue Reading

Top tips, tricks and how-to’s for novel writing There are tonnes of people out there who dream of writing a book but it takes a very special person to actually commit to the craft of novel writing. To do so, you need discipline, accuracy, strong writing skills and the imaginationContinue Reading

Plotting your work, anything from flash fiction or short stories to novels or epic series, can be a prolonged pain from beginning to end. There are important factors to keep at the forefront of your mind to stay centred on the storyline and not get lost in the setting. EveryContinue Reading

To design, deliver and evaluate a lesson plan for first-year creative writing bachelor students and to revise for application within the local community. Abstract This paper explores a design to execute a first-year creative writing bachelor’s lesson within a university environment where the topic focuses on genre writing within speculativeContinue Reading

A Creative Writing Manifesto by Charlotte Appleby At three I was a reader.[1] Much later I became a writer because I loved books.[2] These began with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Thirteen Clocks which built the foundations of speech. Other notable influences such as The Enchanted Wood and Mrs.Continue Reading

Sylvia Plath’s Tulips, published in her collection Ariel, is about a woman recovering from an operation in a hospital room. It is written in nine, seven line stanzas without a rhyme scheme. The poem is written in first person point of view, the narrator is a figure observing the groundContinue Reading

**Referring to Mr. Wrong first published on Ink, Sweat and Tears webzine, and this website. My poems are themed around world issues such as violence, climate and society. It was inspired by Drawing the Line[1], an exhibition of graphic art by 14 women artists from India and Redraw the Line[2],Continue Reading

Need for Speed started as a series of racing games published by EA (Electronic Arts) originally released in 1994. It is the most successful racing game series in the world. So, it was logical for EA to work alongside DreamWork Studios to make the film version. After a quick google,Continue Reading

Get Him to the Greek was a 2010 film, the second including the rock star character Aldous Snow after he’s seen sober in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). Aaron Greenberg (Jonah Hill) works as a talent scout at Pinnacle Records, which is selling less at the time and lives with hisContinue Reading