Does it matter what we read? Does it matter that we read? Is there any power in someone writing? Will the life of one person, written down, affect someone else? I found a fascinating example in the words of an English teacher trying to teach in a school with gang warfare: Erin Gruwell. It’s beenContinue reading “Power of Story”
I like and admire this post, which I came across on Twitter, from Mary Cecilia Jackson: I started writing what I WANTED to write at 54. Began with picture books. They sucked hard core. Found my YA voice at 56. Got an agent when I was 59. (It was HARD.) My debut comes out inContinue reading “Too late to start?”
What we can learn from comedy writing royalty: Galton and Simpson
I really like most of the listed presents for writers/keen book readers but I draw a fast and sharp line at the Jane Austen band-aids. Otherwise, some good ideas, over at aerogramme studio.
Kindly published by the Aerogramme Writers’ Studio. Awards, fellowships, competitions – in varieties of writing, targeted at different audiences – most likely SOMEthing right in your area of writing – that you hadn’t heard of before (First time I’d heard of the Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency.) If all you need to spark writing is knowing there’sContinue reading “Writing Opportunities Feb/March”