‘Write what you know,’ said my English teacher. I was ten, and I’d just swum with dolphins, so...Read More
By far, the best writers I’ve ever met are the ones with English Literature degrees. This is no coincidence: these people read books like some of us drink coffee, or big cars guzzle fuel. They read fast, they read often, and they read actively.Read More
The importance of the relationship between reading and writing can never be overstated. In my first year of a Creative Writing degree at the University of Derby, we had a module called ‘Writers Reading’. In it, we were...Read More
Whenever I ask someone, ‘Hey, what are you reading?’ and they shrug and answer ‘Oh, just some fantasy,’ I always cringe at the lack of specifics and have to bite my tongue before blurting out ‘But...Read More
I’ve had to write copy and blog posts on everything from the Rana Plaza collapse, to healthy eating, to bathing machines. I didn’t know anything about any of these things before I got started. But there was a job to...Read More
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