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Read XV Workshop Files: The Name Game

In this workshop, Chris Simms set attendees a task to write the life story of a famous sportsperson – in 300 words. The workshop was exploring how the best stories have a central thematic idea – a thread that runs through them.

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Read XV Workshop Files: Sport as Battle

In this workshop, Chris Simms explored exemplars of inspirational address, thinking about common themes in motivational writing.

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Joining and starting a writing group

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21 Writing Prompts

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Top Tips: Working with young writers groups by Babs Horton

1. From the outset reassure the group that they aren’t going to be put on the spot. This is a big fear for some young people. 2. 50 WORD PRESS…

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Working as a writer in residence by Julia Copus

The Basics 1. What is a writer’s residency? In the UK at least, there is a distinct difference between a “writer’s residency” and a “writer’s retreat”. A retreat offers time…

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Top Tips: Working with Reader Groups by Susanna Jones

Of all the book events I do as a writer, working with reader groups is by far my favourite. Everyone present has read the book so the questions are more…

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Top Tips: Working as a professional writer by Imogen Robertson

There is a lot of advice out there about how to write and how to get published, but how should you handle life as a professional writer? Here are a…

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Sophie Rochester

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Top Tips: Working as a Writer in the Digital Age by Sophie Rochester

1. Consider Your Options There are many ways to ‘publish’ today. Writers can take the traditional route, publish directly via Kindle, Kobo, etc and also experiment with bite-size chunks of text on platforms…

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Starting a novel with Gareth L Powell

2014 Reading Passport Featured Writer GARETH L. POWELL is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author from Bristol. He is the author of five novels, including Ack-Ack Macaque, which won…

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Annual Short Story Prize

£12.00
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3rd October 2017 - 31st May 2018
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Debut Poetry Collection Prize

£12
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3rd October 2017 - 30th November 2018