An Interview with Helen Brain, Award-Winning Author
Writers College Blog
by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
2M ago
Helen Brain is the award-winning author of over 60 books for children, an adult memoir and many short stories. She has tutored the hugely popular Basics of Creative Writing Course as well as the Write a Children’s Book Course at the Writers College since 2007. Find out how she works as a writer. What got ..read more
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An Interview with Andrew Salomon, Award-Winning Literary Author
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by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
3M ago
Andrew Salomon is an award-winning author, clinching both the PEN Literary Award for African Fiction and the Short.Sharp.Stories Award. His debut novel, Tokoloshe Song,garnered acclaim as a finalist for the Terry Pratchett First Novel Award. Adding to hisaccolades, his short fiction has been recognised with nominations for the CommonwealthShort Story Prize. Salomon’s repertoire extends to ..read more
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An Interview with author Madeleine Redding
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by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
4M ago
Madeleine Redding completed two writing courses at New Zealand Writers College. Her memoir Hold My Hand, Rosie. Don’t Let Go., co-written with her daughter, is about to launch in Auckland this March. Madeleine shares her writing and publishing process with us. Can you tell us what motivated you to write this joint memoir about your ..read more
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Unveiling Why I Write
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by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
5M ago
By Emma du Preez Last week, while walking my dogs at a local creek, I saw something that looked like a scene from the turn of the century – the previous century! A painter was sitting behind an easel under a tree on the riverbank. His golden retriever lay in the sun on the soft ..read more
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Writers Evolve: How to Make AI Work for Us
Writers College Blog
by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
6M ago
The recent rise of AI has been seen by writers as anything from troubling to an extinction-level event. But so were the tools that came before: computers, the internet, even the printing press. And yet those fears were unwarranted. So here’s how to make AI your new best friend, and leverage it as a writer ..read more
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4 Reasons ChatGPT Can’t Compete with Professional Writers
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by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
6M ago
BY ANDREW MURTON If you believe the hustle-bros and get-rich-quick gurus on YouTube, just about anyone can earn easy money publishing professional-quality e-books, articles and courses with little to no writing experience. Just use ChatGPT, they say! Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. Here are four reasons ChatGPT can’t compete with ..read more
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Writing Through Menopausal Brain Fog
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by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
8M ago
Every woman aged between 40 and 60 will experience some symptoms of menopause. TJ FREDRICKSON shares her journey and some strategies that help alleviate her most challenging symptom – brain fog. I’ve lived an interesting and exciting life. I’ve been married (twice), brought up some well-rounded kids, lived in two countries and travelled. I successfully ..read more
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How To Write a Compelling Plot: A Guide
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by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
9M ago
Have you ever been so engrossed in a novel that time seemed to run away? That’s the power of a compelling plot. But as a writer, outlining a real page-turner demands effort and focus. Here’s a brief guide to the essentials of plot and some useful tips for designing an immersive storyline. BY ANDREW BAIRD ..read more
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The Role of Emotion in Writing: 5 Tips to Make Your Readers Feel
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by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
9M ago
BY ANDREW BAIRD In our modern world of distraction and disconnection, writing with genuine emotion helps readers relate to your content. Plus, writing is an excellent way to release pent-up feelings. Read on to discover five emotion-fuelling tips for your writing! Tip 1 – Journal Journaling is a super-charged tool for understanding your emotions and ..read more
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Cracking the Genre Code: Tips and Tricks for Writing an Engaging Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi, or Fantasy Novel
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by nichola@ukwriterscollege.co.uk
9M ago
BY ANDREW SALOMON Not every writer (or reader) likes the word ‘genre’ – but there is no denying that distinct categories exist in fiction writing. We are all drawn to particular kinds of stories that resonate with us, and if we think back on novels that have made a deep impression on us, the chances ..read more
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