January 31st, 2013
You’ve just finished a piece of creative writing, what do you do with it now? Do you pop it in an email and send it off straight away? Or do you put it to one side for at least a couple of days and then come back to it and read it again? If you answered yes to the second statement, very well done! That’s exactly what you should be doing. Read the rest of this entry »
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January 25th, 2013
I forgot to introduce this week’s guest blogger at the end of last week’s post – sorry Jane! Jane is one of the runners up in this year’s ‘Student of the Year’ competition. To read about how her writing career has developed since she enrolled on our Creative Writing Course, click on ‘Student Stories’ at the top of the page. Now, over to Jane… Read the rest of this entry »
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January 23rd, 2013
Which is your reaction when you think about starting research? Personally, I love researching things, especially now we have the glorious internet to surf. And if you are on one of our courses, such as our Comprehensive Creative Writing Course, you’ll certainly find the internet of use when completing writing assignments. Read the rest of this entry »
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January 21st, 2013
Thank you to Emily for raising a question that I suspect must go through every writer’s mind at one time or another: Why would anyone want to read what I write? I think it’s incredibly reassuring that there is a group of like-minded people out there who can offer support and advice. But also remember that if you are already a Writers Bureau student you can chat with other students, share your concerns and seek advice in the online forum. Equally you can, of course, share your successes and have a laugh. Life as a creative writer isn’t all about self-doubt! Read the rest of this entry »
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January 18th, 2013
First, and most importantly, don’t panic! Many students tell us they feel a wave of self-doubt wash over them when they move on from the relatively simple assignment one to the more challenging assignment two. This is entirely normal and many students feel this way. After all, assignment one is a ‘getting to know you’ kind of assignment, it’s not something you’ll be sending off to publishers, it’s for your tutor to learn a little about you and your writing motivation. Read the rest of this entry »
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