Broads

Norwich, UK

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A Room of One’s Own – Why a Shed Can be a Good Writing Investment

When I first started out writing, as a hobby and unpaid, I began as perhaps most writer’s do – from the comfort of my own little desk. Set up in the corner of our kitchen, I would retreat to my desk whenever there was a spare minute during the evening. A place to spread all my writing paraphernalia, this was where I could switch off … =>

How Should You Choose Your Primary History Subjects?

There are a whole host of history modules you can choose to teach at KS1 and KS2. It’s wonderful to have such a rich array of choices, but choosing between them can be tricky. This is especially the case if you’re a home educator who can’t rely on the choices made by colleagues. However, there are a few things you can do to make the … =>

Is an MA in Creative Writing Required to Write A Book?

A few years back, I was surprised to learn that one of my all-time favourite female writers, Jeanette Winterson, had agreed to take up a place as Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester. Whilst it isn’t odd to discover a writer working at a university, after all they are indeed the experts, it was rather Jeanette’s choice of courses that I questioned … =>

The Amtrak Writers Residency Program

One of the most inspiring and creative residency for writers must be the Amtrak Residency. This American train service operates a round trip through 500 of the country’s most wonderful destinations, and their writer’s residency allows all types of writers to apply for a free inclusive place aboard it every two years. =>

Encouraging Our Kids to See the Real Picture

With the arrival of the twenty-first century saw the advancement of some amazing technology. Smart phones, tablets and gaming consoles in abundance. Alongside this new technology also came the introduction of apps, especially social media apps. =>

Writer’s Block – A Real Problem or Simply a Myth?

As a writer myself, who better than to talk about the often-taboo subject of writer’s block! Having written my entire life, I have had the odd day here and there, and possibly a week or two, whereby the words simply did not flow as they should. The time when inspiration deserted me, leaving me for new horizons and forcing me to face the real world! =>