In August 2019, we launch our new publishing project, Word After Word Press, focussing on works of non-fiction, including memoir, nature and place writing. Our first publication, The Making of Ynyslas, is a journey through deep time that reveals as much about our origins as it might about our future.
We all have a story to tell. It’s a cliché, but it’s what I believe.
The challenge is identifying your story and finding the right approach, so that not only do you convey a personal experience, but also that you uncover the universal human themes. This is important, because it’s tapping into the universal that connects our personal accounts to the lived experience of others.
As writers, how can and should we respond to the current furore over facebook and social media?
It’s a challenging question, which I ask myself at the end of a few hours buried in the digital depths: retweeting, updating our facebook page and creating content for the website.
The bad weather can bring out the worst in all of us, so apologies for the awful pun.
However, we’re sorry to report that the Beast from the East has got the better of us down in Wivenhoe and we’re postponing this weeks Get Writing (Thursday 1st March) and Myth & Magic (Saturday 3rd March) until next week, when hopefully the snow drifts will have melted and everyone can get along. Rather than see the white-stuff as a nuisance, getting in the way of your writing, why not take the opportunity of a break from classes to indulge in some creative thinking and writing…