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Virginia Woolf on why writing isn't a craft

This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf. She’s reciting the opening of an essay on how to read literature, but there’s some incredible stuff on writing too. It’s a fascinating insight. I quite liked this pointed section: “Think what it would mean if you could

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How did you fall in love with writing?

In this episode I present you with a simple question in the name of sharing our writing experiences: How did you fall in love with writing? I talk about how I came to love the writing process (or what follows, actually), but I’d be very interested to know

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How it feels to get your writing published for the first time

There are so many writers either just starting out or right in the middle of their quest to get published. But what does it feel like when you eventually get there and how do you keep your feet on the ground? In this episode I chat to Donna Sørensen, who

Creative writing

Do you need university qualifications to be a good writer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azCELNd8V7A Postgraduate writing courses have become hugely popular in the last 15 years and more and more English degrees feature creative writing as part of their syllabus. These days it’s quite common to hear that an author’s first novel or