Creative writing graduates will 'never make a living as novelists', says Self

Will Self has declared literature to be "morphing into a giant quilting exercise", suggesting that no current creative writing graduates will make a living from literary fiction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Eley Williams keynotes at National Creative Writing Graduate Fair

Short story writer Eley Williams will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual National Creative Writing Graduate Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Writing a Memoir is Like Making Kimchi

In Crying in H Mart, Michelle Zauner—also known as the indie-pop musician Japanese Breakfast—writes of her mother’s battle with terminal cancer and the caretaking process. The mother-daughter relationship is the beating pulse of this memoir, presented in all of its uncomfortable complexities.... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-04-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Novelists are writing for TV more than ever. How it's changing the industry

Over the past 20 years, industry shifts have funneled more novelists into TV rooms than ever. It's salutary in many ways — beginning with health insurance. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-02-11 15:00:05 UTC ]
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David Duchovny wants to be taken seriously as a novelist. His new book makes a good case.

“Truly Like Lightning” is an irreverent and ambitious tale that shows off the “X-Files” actor’s literary chops. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-01 13:00:00 UTC ]
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These women divers are living legends. How novelist Lisa See captured their story

Bestselling novelist Lisa See brings'The Island of Sea Women' to the L.A. Times Book Club Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-01-08 15:00:51 UTC ]
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Crime novelists dish on writing about cops in a moment of reckoning

Writers Rachel Howzell Hall, Attica Locke and Ivy Pochoda talked with Times reporter James Queally for a 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-24 16:06:42 UTC ]
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Dangarembga made UEA international chair of creative writing

The University of East Anglia has appointed Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga as its new international chair of creative writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 17:24:43 UTC ]
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Okojie to open Comma's Creative Writing Conference

Irenosen Okojie is to open Comma Press' National Creative Writing Industry Day, which will be held as a week-long online conference this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-02 04:57:04 UTC ]
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Poets and novelists have been writing about life under COVID-19 for more than a century

From 'islands of pain' to the 'peril of exposure,' writers have captured the fear, emptiness and despair that characterize life during the current pandemic, writes a poet and English scholar. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-08-17 12:24:39 UTC ]
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Lisa Scottoline’s daughter, Francesca Serritella, makes a name for herself as a novelist with ‘Ghosts of Harvard’

Serritella’s debut is a supernatural suspense tale set on the Ivy League campus. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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University of East Anglia launches 50th anniversary creative writing project

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has announced a major strand of its ambitious CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of creative writing at UEA.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 15:44:04 UTC ]
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Making a living as a comic book artist

I draw, write, speak about, teach, facilitate and organise events about comics. After graduating with a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex, I attended art college and worked as a freelance illustrator. In 2008, I began to incorporate comics into my practice. I also... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-03-11 13:11:13 UTC ]
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Curtis Brown Creative launches TV serial writing course

The Curtis Brown Creative writing school is launching a new course in writing an original TV drama serial. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-04 05:09:41 UTC ]
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Chris Duffey to give Creative Keynote at FutureBook Live

Chris Duffey, senior strategic development manager at Adobe, will deliver the Creative Keynote at FutureBook Live. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-25 16:19:02 UTC ]
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Why are we squeezing creative writing out of schools?

Publicist and debut children's author Liz Hyder calls on publishers to be more vocal about the negative impacts of creative writing being sidelined by the current education system. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-08 17:32:31 UTC ]
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Sharlene Teo to deliver National Creative Writing Industry Day keynote

The National Creative Writing Industry Day returns for the fifth year in November, with author Sharlene Teo as the keynote speaker. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-01 16:03:30 UTC ]
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Is It Okay If I Don’t Care About Making Money from Writing?

The Blunt Instrument is an advice column for writers. If you need tough advice for a writing problem, send your question to [email protected] For early access to Blunt Instrument columns, plus a special subscriber-only edition every other month, become a supporter of Electric... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-07-30 11:00:37 UTC ]
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A romance novelist struggled with Asperger’s. Now she writes about love on the spectrum.

Helen Hoang has published two hits, “The Kiss Quotient” and “The Bride Test,” with more on the way. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-19 14:08:03 UTC ]
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In Mona Awad’s ‘Bunny,’ squad goals include Pinkberry, creative writing and murder

“We call them Bunnies because that is what they call each other,” explains Samantha Heather Mackey, the narrator of Mona Awad’s new novel, “Bunny.” “Seriously. Bunny. … Bunny, I love you. I love you, Bunny.” Awad does so many things right in “Bunny,” her follow-up to her 2016 debut novel,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-11 15:00:00 UTC ]
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