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Creative Writing

Lady Convolvulus

Almost every year for the past ten years there has been a Hysteria Writing Competition. Back in 2012 it was for short stories and poetry

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Creative Writing

Inspired by greatness

According to T. S. Eliot “Good writers borrow; great writers steal.” so this month we’re on a journey to borrow and perhaps steal from the

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Creative Writing

Who’s looking at you kid?

Location, location, location. That’s the tile of a TV series about moving house. But it equally applies to writing. The location of a whole book,

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Creative Writing

Being with Jeremy

How does time affect a story or a poem? Perhaps it’s in the cadence and rhythm, perhaps it’s in the backwards and forwards between timelines.

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Creative Writing

Exploring like Agatha

Can we be inspired by being in the same location as a great writer? That’s the question I’d like to ponder with this week’s writing

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Creative Writing

Happy Days

Experience is an important element of any story. And this week’s word square is designed to get you thinking about the more prosaic experiences that

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Life

If I were 22 today

When I was 22 I was that annoying combination of confident and naïve. I was confident that the world was going to bow down before

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Creative Writing

Stained glass shattering

How often do you look up? Think about it, really think about it. We are so used to looking down at phones or devices. People

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Creative Writing

The other world

I don’t know about you but I often happen across random ‘things’ that are out of context and this week’s photo prompt is no exception.

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