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Reading and writing

Recently I have been experimenting with writing memoir, and short stories based on memoir. I have been reading short stories by George Saunders, and books …
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Panicale Writing Retreat

Panicale is a Tuscan villa and gorgeous brand new retreat house next to it, with shared patio, and swimming pool, in the middle of the …
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Stories from word games

I just found an exercise which yielded good results for me in writing stories. Combine three words as below and write a story …
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black transistor radio in the middle of the field

Notes on Radio writing

Here are some notes I found today on writing for radio from a course run by Jessica Dromgoole What is the territory of the …
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fire in the woods

This weekend I was round a fire in the middle of a wood in Gloucestershire with a group of other women. There were wild …
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Creative surprises

I have just finished eight weeks with 18 writers on my screenwriting course at the Depot Cinema in Lewes. This class was full of …
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SWEAT

https://youtu.be/t7Uil_DFLV4 Lynn Nottages’ award winning play was based on interviews with the community in Reading Pensylvania, whose livelihoods were devasted when the plant closed. …
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writing for radio

ANGELA CARTER RADIO PLAYS I have been reading and thinking about radio plays, and came across the preface to this book of radio plays by …
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