Category Archives: Writing Craft

How social does a writer need to be?

There are many stereotypes surrounding the personality of a writer. When you think of someone as a writer, you think of idiosyncrasies, erratic behaviour, absent-mindedness. You imagine a person who is prone to moodiness and sudden flights of inspiration. You … Continue reading

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Musing on Creative Non-Fiction

Since we announced we do creative writing workshops on our site where we focus on fiction and creative non-fiction, we have been asked, ‘But what is creative non-fiction?’ Quite honestly, it’s just another label. Creative non-fiction is a hybrid that … Continue reading

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Writer’s block – a convenient myth?

For a writer getting inspired is rarely the problem. The problem is coddling the inspiration after it strikes. A writer has to nurture, spoil, clutch at details, and memorize the elements, the colours, and the textures of that inspirational moment. … Continue reading

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What makes one a writer?

Many writers are weary of calling themselves writers. After all, what qualifies one to be a (pause for dramatic breath) a “writer”? Does producing a train of mysteries like Agatha Christie make you one? Maybe being published by glossy magazines? … Continue reading

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