Blog News

06 Nov

Reflections on Self-publishing versus Independent Presses with Alan Williams

On the 8th October we hosted All Things Indie Day with Teika Bellamy. The aim of the day was to discuss and explore the options and issues arising in...

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15 Jul

From Inspiration to Launch: What Happened Before New York by Kristina Adams

Member Spotlight: Kristina Adams Growing up, I always knew I wanted to write books, but at the same time, I was afraid. Afraid of people judging my work, and by...

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18 Sep

From Helping Fight Crime to Helping Write Crime

When I retired from the Police service in 2012, having served 30 years in London and the East Midlands, I wanted to continue helping people. As a large part...

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11 Sep

John Jarrold Masterclass write-up by Sarah Hindmarsh

Sunday 6th of September. It’s 3:30pm and a small crowd are gathered in the event space at the Nottingham Writers’ Studio eagerly awaiting a masterclass to commence. I call...

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19 May

From New York to ‘Never’ – post by Ronne Randall

I joined Nottingham Writers’ Studio with a bit of trepidation. Despite the fact that my entire career (all 47 years of it! Can I really be that old??) has been...

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21 Apr

Are you an entrepreneur? Joanna Penn Workshop report

Joanna Penn challenged participants in her recent workshop, How to Make a Living from your writing, to be both entrepreneurial and ambitious. In the light of recent reports of...

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18 Nov

Critiquing Skills 2: How to Critique – by Deborah Bailey

Critiquing is a skill.  That means that not only can it be learned, but also that, like any skill, there is a definite learning curve. Think of it like...

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05 Oct

Life of Brian by George Barratt (NWS/Post competition winner, 16-17 category)

Wouldn’t say I was the best observer in the business, but I was in the top one.  On occasions I’ve been called bigheaded.  Most people are – in the...

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05 Oct

Remember by Lauren Stevenson (NWS/Post competition winner, over-18 category)

‘It’s strange; this square is where we started. These slabs are where we stood.’ He turns around and takes a seat on the steps that surround the market square....

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17 Sep

Critiquing, Part 1: Why critique?

by Deborah Bailey Does anything engender a bigger love-hate relationship than hearing all the ways your glorious creation falls short of all that, well, glory that was there, really...

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