Category Archives: Other Blogs and Articles

Quick Post: No age or gender limits

We know that men are dominating literary discourse, and we know that more men are nominated for literary prizes than women. However, there are two rays of sunshine in this murky publishing landscape. In 2018, the small press And Other … Continue reading

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Quick Post: Keep ’em reading past the intro

The Write Life‘s post provides excellent tips on how to keep an agent reading past the first page of your manuscript submission.

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23 Things – Finding Presentations and Podcasts

’23 Things’ has asked those of us on the course to explore online presentations and podcasts, so now would be a good time to point out a few podcasts on literature and creative writing.

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Quick Post – 95% not alone

The Thesis Whisperer posts about habitually getting only 95% of her writing completed. Personally, I don’t think anyone gets 100% of their work completed 100% of the time. There will always be stories that go unwritten, blog ideas that never … Continue reading

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Quick Post — How Not to Write a Novel

My favourite writing book is How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. I come back to it reguarly. Not only is it fun to read, but it keeps me grounded. Everytime I think, ‘I’ve got … Continue reading

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Quick Post – Academic Blogs

The Guardian’s ‘Academic Blogging Tips‘ are not only full of essentials for the scholarly blogger, but also for those of you non-fiction writers thinking about starting an online voice. Plus, tip number 4, ‘Blog as yourself’, might be useful to … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Worst Things about Being an Writer

Thanks to my thespian friends, ‘The Top 10 Worst Things about Being an Actor‘ has cropped up on my social media feed, and it certainly highlights how similar are the lives of actors and writers. Therefore, I’ve put together a … Continue reading

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