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A first novel from Heather Peace

Heather Peace’s first novel All to Play For is to be published on October 29th by Legend Press. Narrated from 2011 by a former BBC drama script editor, it begins at the Edinburgh Festival in 1985, and follows several young … Continue reading

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Amelia And The Virgin: Saints and their devils

I will be reading from my forthcoming novel, Amelia and the Virgin at the Ilkley Fringe Festival on October 10th at 9pm. As well as extracts from the novel, I will also be giving a talk on the research that … Continue reading

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Tutor’s novel in progress shortlisted for international prize

A novel in progress by Lane Ashfeldt has been shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize 2011. There are six books on the shortlist and the winner is yet to be announced. Publication forms part of the prize for the … Continue reading

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Triplet: Michael W. Thomas

My writing and publication record defines me principally as a fiction-writer and poet.  In the last couple of years, however, I have become increasingly interested in writing drama.  In the context of the OU, this may well have been through … Continue reading

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How teaching Creative Writing with the OU has influenced my own writing practice – by Shanta Everington

When I started teaching Creative Writing with The Open University in London in 2008, I had two recently published novels under my belt – Marilyn and Me (Cinnamon Press, 2007) and Give Me a Sign (Flame Books, 2008) – and … Continue reading

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Writing in the sand

  The Burning Path by Kevan Manwaring   Three strangers meet in a nameless desert and must come to terms with their past before they can escape it: a First World War airman; an American aviatrix of the Thirties; and … Continue reading

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The Craft of Fiction: How to become a novelist by Jonathan Falla I’ve been a professional author for thirty years, writing film and stage drama, three published novels, short stories and essays. The Craft of Fiction grew out of the … Continue reading

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Historical novelist

I didn’t set out to be an historical novelist. The plan was to write bleak, contemporary psychological thrillers that would propel me into the top tax bracket and a life of book tours and thoughtful interviews on Radio 4. Things … Continue reading

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Romy Wood and Bamboo Grove

  ROMY WOOD Writer, lecturer, wife, mother & facilitator of diverse things, both tangible and spiritual. launched at the Wales Millenium Centre on Friday 8th October 2010  A black comedy of manic depression, sex  and altruism published by Alcemi/yLolfa  A pseudo-Buddhist … Continue reading

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