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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. =>

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! =>