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Discovering Literature

Oooooh… the British Library have launched Discovering Literature, set to be the world’s largest digital English literature resource. It offers themed resources, uploads of treasured collections and articles all showcasing literary British giants. Warning: there is a high chance of losing a week, or two… http://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians

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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in General, Resources

 

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Zadie Smith on storytelling

Thanks to the twitter sphere I came across this today. Inspiring stuff, I thought.  I like what Zadie says about writing as a way of clarifying; I can relate to that.  I like the idea that everyone is a world, too, and envy her ‘ease and fluidity’.  Maybe we all need to root out some children’s books and get reading!

 
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Flashes of Brilliance

Flashes of Brilliance is a short fiction, or flash fiction, anthology project inspired by and featuring the imaginative works of WritingForums.com (WF) members as either standalone pieces or entries in the forum’s regular Literary Manoeuvres challenges. 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Fiction, General

 

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Ray Bradbury on making lists and how it can free up your creativity…

Ray Bradbury on How List-Making Can Boost Your Creativity

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2014 in General

 

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Opportunities…

‘Must post opportunities in a more timely manner, must post opportunities in a more timely manner,’ I chant to myself now! So…

A free Creative Writing workshop for writers aged 55+ is available at Harborough Museum on June 2nd (run by Centre for New Writing, University of Leicester on the theme of shoe making!) http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/creativewriting/centre/documents/silver-champions !

Publisher Scholastic and Italian maker of luxury writing instruments Montegrappa, in association with literary agency LBA Books, The London Book Fair (LBF) and The Independent newspaper… phew that’s a lot of sponsors… have created a new competition to find brilliant new children’s authors see…  http://link.independent.co.uk/r/YGMMIVS/THL68/1U7AU/JS6HD/779P8/AW/h deadline 2nd June.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Competitions, Fiction, General

 

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