Since we haven’t been able to visit schools with our team of Writing Witches this year, we thought we would share the worksheet we use in our sessions to help pupils get their ideas flowing and their stories planned. This worksheet will help them create their main character and setting in depth through writing and drawing as well as provide a story mountain… View Post
Entering competitions is a great way of setting yourself targets and deadlines to work to. The Bournemouth Writing Prize Poetry Judge, the wonderful Antony Dunn, has shared some hints about what makes a good poem and what he looks for. Watch here.
Click here to watch Ansa Khan Khattak, one of the The Bournemouth Writing Prize judges, share her thoughts on what makes a great short story. Short story entries can be on any theme, and in any genre. The only stipulation is that they are less than 3000 words. For more information on how to enter, click here . And don’t forget… View Post
Fresher Publishing’s Editorial Director, Emma Scattergood, talks to last year’s poetry winner Sigrid Daniel about her writing journey and the very personal backstory to Sigrid’s winning poem, Brother. Click here to listen to the interview and Sigrid reading Brother. Or click here to just listen to Brother.
We are delighted to welcome United Agents’ literary agent Sophie Scard to the judging panel of this year’s Bournemouth Writing Prize. Sophie, whose clients include Tessa Hadley, Susannah Dickey and Chris Brookmyre, is no stranger to writing competitions as she has judged the White Review Short Story Prize three times, and co-runs the Pat Kavanagh Prize. “I am interested in… View Post
Struggling to come up with a great way to start your Writing Wizardry entry this year? Take a look at our long list of starters for characters, settings and plots to get you going and get that imagination flowing. Use any of the below individually or maybe put two together for an exciting and original combination. Be as different and… View Post