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How to Exhaust a Place: Paris, Grand Theft Auto, ???

In October 1974 novelist, filmmaker and Oulipoist Georges Perec, spent 3 days in the cafes of Saint-Sulpice documenting the humdrum, the every day, and the “infraordinary” details of…

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Death Sentences

A rolling anthology of last sentences read before abandoning a book is now open and welcoming your contributions here

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the landslide will bring it down…

I walked the first half of the Undercliff last week, from Lyme through to Pinhay Bay. The terrain becomes very difficult to navigate, especially after several days of…

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Penguin Random House The Writers’ Academy: SHARE YOUR PROMPT COMPETITION 2017

What kind of prompts inspire you? Share your best prompts (under 115 characters) with Penguin for a chance to win a place on their Writer’s Academy Course and…

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Life Hacker: Kill Your Old Ideas So You Can Be More Creative

Nick Douglas at Life Hacker has written this great article about “idea debt” and how killing off your old ideas or outputting them as their minimum viable incarnation can unlock your…

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Audio Prompt #1: Changing Trains

Listen to the audio clip below. Imagine yourself as a character in the world of the audio clip. Ask yourself the following questions: Who are you? Where are…

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NaNoWriMo like a NaNoWriPro – #2 Gogglebox it!

It’s National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org) where writers all over the world are testing their abilities – and the patience of their families, friends and lovers – by attempting to…

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NaNoWriMo like a NaNoWriPro – #1 Microplan

It’s National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org) where writers all over the world are testing their abilities – and the patience of their families, friends and lovers – by attempting to…

Free Prompt Resources

Free Prompt Resources!!!

We’re so excited by our upcoming  LIFE WRITING workshop at MARGATE BOOKIE (20-21 August)  that we’ve decided to celebrate  the occasion by giving away free digital copies  of our new collections of…

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This exercise is an experiment. We’re going to alter the way you write. These aren’t designed to be long-term solutions, just a way of producing new material by…