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Nalini Paul: The Place and the Personal in Nature Poetry

Award-winning poet Nalini Paul explores the genre-expanding opportunities presented by nature writing.

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Writing Prompt #10: Padlocked door

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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How to Start Writing Short Stories

Keen to try your hand at writing a short story but feeling a little lost? Here's a few tips, tricks and suggestions to help you get started.

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Writing with Gaelic: A Bilingual Blessing

Award winning writer Donald Murray writes in both Gaelic and English, finding joy in the ability to switch between and appreciate both.

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Writing Prompt #9: Lost Property

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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Juliette Forrest: How I Found the “Voice” for my Debut Novel

Giving voice to a fully fledged protagonist can be tricky. Author Juliette Forrest shares her process while writing her debut novel, Twister.

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The Motherload: Writing with Children at Home

Poet, artist and editor Raman Mundair explains why having children shouldn't be seen as a full stop, or even a comma, when it comes to a writing career.

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Writing Prompt #8: What the stray says

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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Five Ways to Perk up Your Writers’ Group

Feeling as though your writers' group has lost its spark? Literary consulatant Sam Boyce shares her top tips for reigniting the passion.

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10 assumptions about writing radio drama

Playwright Oliver Emanuel shares 10 important things to bear in mind when you sit down to pen a play for radio.

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