Blog News

05 Aug

Unlocking the stories you want to tell – working with plot, character and personal experience

Join published author and creative writing tutor, Cathy Lesurf on a 3-session course, where we'll be taking an in-depth look at what makes a satisfying narrative; why we continually...

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31 Jul

Dialogue in fiction

About This course focuses in on a fundamental skill of writing fiction: dialogue. Too many times, writers miss the mark on this vital element, either through overthinking or not...

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24 Jul

Dialogue in fiction

About This course focuses in on a fundamental skill of writing fiction: dialogue. Too many times, writers miss the mark on this vital element, either through overthinking or not...

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20 Jul

Tutored Urban Writing Retreat

About the event We’re excited to be relaunching our first-class Urban Writing Retreats at the Studio! A writing retreat is a whole day devoted to writing. Six supported hours...

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25 Jun

Author Jenny Kane on her recent workshop at NWS and her love of writing!

There’s no doubt about it. I have the best job in the world.             Not only do I get to sit in my writing corner in Devon every day,...

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05 Jun

Fantastical Beasts and How to Make Them

Dragons, flying bisons, heffalumps, hobbits, even the oompa-loompas, readers love them. Fantastical beasts are everywhere. Imaginary and mythological creatures are as much a part of fantasy literature as magic...

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03 Apr

7 Signs You Might be a Writer

1. The stationery aisle gets you excited There’s nothing like the smell of a brand new notepad, or the feel of a new pen between your fingers. Somehow you...

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25 Oct

North of the Azores: A Q&A with Ruth Danes

‘North of the Azores’ is the first book in the ‘Life on Other Islands’ series. Today we welcome author, Ruth Danes, to the blog to answer a few questions....

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22 Aug

Interview with Amelia Thorpe about her latest book

NWS member Amelia Thorpe launched her second novel, Breaking Blonde, in June, so we caught up with her to find out more about erotica and self-publishing… Tell us a...

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