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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

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

Copywriters: ghosts of their writing selves?

Guest post by Manuela Boyle I write five days out of seven. Some weeks maybe more. Original prose no less; raw materials plucked from different vocabulary sets and arranged into a new word order. But here’s my dark secret: I write for other people. What am I talking about?

Why you should always stay proud of your writing

This post came about after a brief email exchange last week with Richard Crowther, a fellow wordsmith and regular commenter on Write for Your Life. As an afterthought to a more general conversation, we were both derogatory about some of our old writing. I didn’t think anything of it