UK Writing

Celebrate The First Ever National Writing Day By Helping Your Child Develop A Love Of Writing

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jonathan Douglas

Today marks the first ever National Writing Day - a UK-wide campaign to help children discover that creative writing can be fun and can boost their attainment, confidence, aspiration and imagination!

Six Ways Viral Listicles Will Doom Journalism And All Humanity

Alex Sinclair Lack | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Alex Sinclair Lack

Questions are worth asking when articles are being written with the main intention of maximizing shares. Journalism must evolve with the times, but if we are to reach the post-post-truth era, it must do so responsibly and not let its standards fall in the process.

So, You Want To Be A Writer? There's Never Been A Better Time Than Right Now...

LJ Ross | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ross

Whilst it is always advisable to take a professional approach to independent publishing to produce a quality book people will want to read (hire an editor, cover designer, proofreader etc.) the bottom line is that there are no limitations on how and when you can choose to make the final leap.

How I Am Always On A Holiday

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

Every time I come back from a holiday, a part of me stays behind. Still looking for more. Asking for more. Away from the drudgery of routine. Liberated from the reins of discipline. Bereft of any responsibilities.

I Would Do It Again

Beverley Ward | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Ward

'Two lovers, destined to be together, miss their chance repeatedly, spend their lives apart having a pretty miserable time, finally unite and then, just when things are going great, he dies and her life is ruined'. Maybe it makes a good weepy but it's certainly not an easy story to write a sequel to and, left here without you, that is, essentially, what I have to do.

How The Best Writers Draw Inspiration From Their Everyday Lives

Quora | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Quora

Carry a notepad everywhere and keep one in your car. Any time you see something unusual, write it down. I once spent five minutes watching dust motes in my childhood church in England because my little brain was thinking, "Ohh, I need to describe that in a story." Eventually I did.

Humbling Results Of Our Children's View Of The Future

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Parents
Carey Ann Dodah

What humbling results! The future looks bright in such caring and compassionate hands. We chose to theme this year's National Young Writers' Awards around 'the future' because it opens up so much potential for a child's imagination.

Nature: Ways To Get Out Into It More

Louis Sherman | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

At the moment it is cold outside, and while our nature seems to be at more risk than ever (Thanks Trump, however kudos to the National Park Service). So I thought it is as good a time as ever to share some of the ways I get out in nature every day of the year, as well as specifically some ideas for winter.

Six Tips On How To Help Young Children Learn To Write

Mary Walton | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Mary Walton

When children are learning to write for the first time, help at home is essential. You want to help them get the hang of writing, but do you have no idea where to start? No worries. Here's six tips that will help your kids get the hang of writing.

Types Of Driver To Avoid

Ann French | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Ann French

The roads of the UK can be a treacherous place that only seem to be getting worse thanks to one thing; other drivers. I've moaned about this in the pa...

Everyone Should Like Roald Dahl Books... Shouldn't They?

Kerry Gibb | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kerry Gibb

As I told my audience that my least favourite book as a child was a Roald Dahl book, I literally heard a couple of children gasp as they couldn't believe what I had just said. But then I elaborated, and I saw two hundred pairs of eyes looking at me intently as they listened to every word.

Making A Movie!

Rachel Shenton | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

Did it all go according to plan? No! Did we stick to the schedule? Absolutely not. But we did it! Aside from creating something that will hopefully be thought provoking and shine a much needed light on access to education - It just feels great to have taken an idea from conception and seen it right through to the end.

Keeping It Real. Five Easy Ways To Balance Your Virtual Life (And Your Kids')

Alice Wilde | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

How is anyone going to be content in their slightly damp terrace in Bognor, when they could 'be' wandering the boulevards of Cannes and 'seeing' the turquoise waters and fluttering palms? But as wonderful as it is, it's not the truth. And as with all deceptions there will be a price to pay.

100 Letters Changed My Life

Alison Hitchcock | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Hitchcock

Back in 2010, I would never have predicted that when my friend, Brian Greenley, was diagnosed with bowel cancer, the letters that I offered to write to him would change both our lives... The letters began and over the next two years, as Brian's cancer developed to stage four, I kept on writing.

The Benefits Of Writing Through Grief

Sam Way | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Way

Through the cabin window, the earth blends with the sky in a haze of pinks, purples and reds. I am flying back into London. This last week - a week...

Five Simple, Practical Concepts Which Have Changed My Life

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Concepts are far more powerful than facts or instructions. Whenever I want to make a change in my life, I look for flexible concepts which can be applied to a range of areas- the broader the better. Here are 5 which have had the biggest impact over the last year.

It's Still A Man's World: Gender Inequality In The Arts

Nicky Goulder | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Nicky Goulder

Nicky Goulder working with a participant during a Create project Earlier this month it was inspiring to see high-profile and widespread recognition o...

Are We Just Going To Let Creative Writing Die?

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Jennifer Tuckett

The A Level in Creative Writing is due to come to an end this year. Other arts A Levels, such as the A Level in Art History, have, since the decision to close the A Level in Creative Writing was taken by the government, been saved.

The Power Of A Smile And The Positive Impact It Will Have On Your Own Happiness...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola J Rowley

Their families, friends and pets won the day for my audience of 4-7 year-olds. They then proceeded with the task they'd been set; to devise a character for their own story that would make them smile.

What Happens After Your Book Gets Published? Five Tips For Aspiring Novelists

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Annabelle Thorpe

@Mark Osborne Anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a novel knows that the ultimate goal is not really getting an agent, or even getting a publisher. ...

Novel Feedback: Five Authors Share Their Experiences

Hattie Clarke | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Hattie Clarke

Writing your first novel is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying, and sharing your work with someone can give even the calmest writer awaiting feed...

AI And The End Of The Human Author

Reuven Cohen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

Seeking to make my life a bit easier, I recently set out to explore some new breeds of writing and grammar tools dedicated to making me a better writer. I've been a user of the Grammarly tool for a while and have had pretty excellent results.

Is It Legal To Buy An Essay?

Mary Walton | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Mary Walton

While it is currently not illegal to buy an essay online, the ethical question will always be there. A student needs to evaluate for themselves if this is the path they want to walk down, or if they want to put in the hard work, time and effort on their own - with the possibility of failure.

Why Do The Majority Of Budding Authors Not Complete And Publish Their Book?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

Research has shown that the most popular time to start writing a book is at the beginning of the year, following the 'new year new me' trend. People t...

How To Write Your Memoirs And Get Them Published

Douglas McPherson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

They say everyone has a book in them, and what could you be more qualified to write about than your own life? Writing one's memoirs is a popular 'one ...