Tag: how to be a writer

Writers and their Teenage Jobs

Collected is a weekly series of articles from Royal Literary Fund writers, and this week’s feature is from me. A few weeks ago, I sent out the question: Writers! What was your best and worst casual job as a teenager?  The responses were fascinating…

Writer in Residence Blog – ‘Finding Voices, Changing Voices’

“While giving voice to the ‘voiceless’, writers are also working to establish their own voice” – Karen Stevens, Editor of Writing a First Novel (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). My own debut novel, Glasshopper, first started out as a short story, back in 2005.  It was…

University of Brighton: Writer in Residence Blog – So you want to write your novel … ?

I wonder how many emerging writers have started the year with this resolution: ‘2014 will be the year I write my book.’  A good few, I would guess.  And a fine resolution it is.  But like many a positive intention – it’s hard to…