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Rewriting Ourselves

Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series, talks about how he wrote, and rewrote, his new novel Afterworlds, and explains how the process of rewriting is important not only in writing and fiction, but in our everyday lives.  Read more
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So, you want to be a writer?

Are you sure? Writing involves a lot of staring at screens, making stupid gesticulations as you try to find the right word, self-loathing, drinking to forget, rejection after rejection and very little money. Still here? Okay, Rowan Whiteside from our Norwich bookshop with her pick of the best creative writing books. Read more
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Pushing Forward – Chris Pavone

Chris Pavone, author of The Expats and new novel The Accident, takes a look at the main challenge facing any writer: the delicate balance between research and wilful procrastination... Read more
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My Cherokee Novel – David Vann

David Vann, author of Caribou Island, Dirt and Legend of a Suicide tells us how he not only discovered that he had a Cherokee heritage, but that it had been a subconscious influence on his writing... Read more
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Get a liff

Jon Canter, co-author along with John Lloyd of Afterliff, The New Dictionary of Things There Should Be Words For, tells us how they went about making a whole lot of new liffs... Read more