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  • Aki Schilz
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    21 hours 6 minutes ago
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    Editing isn't simply a process of finessing. That is, of course, the final stage, but sometimes what can happen, especially in the context of writing competitions, is that a line-by-line perfectly serviceable submission comes in with few to no grammatical or syntactical errors - but it still lacks that special something that makes one take notice.

  • Daljit Nagra
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    6 days 7 hours ago
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    Being invited to hear someone’s revelations or considered reflections is always a moment of great privilege and responsibility.

  • Polly Crosby
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    2 weeks 2 days ago
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    For someone who is about to embark on a career as a novelist, I’m not very good with words. Don’t get me wrong, I love words. I love the sounds they make, the pictures they conjure in my head.

  • Hollie McNish
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    2 weeks 6 days ago
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    As a full time writer, I’m often asked to suggest creative writing tasks. In all honesty, I find this very difficult.

  • SJ Watson
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    3 weeks 1 day ago
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    Our Marketing Executive Mo Fisher had the opportunity to interview bestselling author SJ Watson about his writing.

  • Kirsty Logan
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    1 month 4 weeks ago
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    Your writing voice can't be forced, but it's a vital part of creating stories that could only be written by you.

  • Stephanie Scott
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    5 months 6 days ago
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    I am editing again. I am sitting at my desk and there are piles of books stacked around me (yes, very like a fort)...

  • Terry Warren's wet notebook
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    11 months 6 days ago
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    "My 2017 Bridport Prize entry ‘Buttercups’ was mostly roughed out in indecipherable biro scrawl on the inside of my forearm whilst out walking. Clearly this is not a particularly efficient method of note-taking.."

    Terry Warren won the Flash Fiction competition and the Dorset Award in 2017. In this blog he tells of four things he has leant about being a writer since his win.

  • Aki Schilz
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    11 months 3 weeks ago
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    We’ve all heard of boosting creativity, but when I talk about managing it, writers often react with suspicion; something like creativity can’t (oughtn’t!) be managed, surely?

  • Daljit Nagra
    Posted by Victoria Bennion
    1 year 1 day ago
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    Perhaps what we look for in a good piece of literature is to know the writer has put their shoulders against the great wheel of kind, thoughtful words that are well mannered and politely phrased.

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