Writing resources

Some Useful Advice and Writing Resources

Start Writing Fiction, Open Learn, Open University - open writing courses free online here  

More free online creative writing courses from universities around the world here

Advice on submitting poetry to magazines from Shearsman Books and a range of other sources here

An interview from The Paris Review with William Trevor. It contains a lot of information on his own thoughts on short story writing, and his own writing process here    

An interview with George Saunders by Paul McVeigh on Short Story writing - an excellent advice for all short story writers  here

Some advice on avoiding overwritten prose from Nicola Morgan here and here

What not to do on writing flash fiction by Callum Kerr founder of National Flash Fiction Day here  and advice on beginnings and endings here

A short story masterclass by Joseph O'Connor on the website Thresholds here 

Tania Hershman list of Irish and UK poetry and short story outlets  here  and ShortStops  

Some advice on submitting to literary magazines from the viewpoint of an editor (Lynne Barrett) here

Advice  on writing dialogue from Sarah Webb here

Some advice from Ann Rooney (An Awfully Big Blog Adventure) on questions to ask having written a short story i.e. tips to make it better  here   

National Emerging Writer Programme Videos available from:
     ‘Start Writing’  here

     ‘Telling the Story’ here

     ‘Revising, Rewriting and Overcoming Obstacles' here


Support materials   here
Consisting of three 40 minute videos: ‘Start Writing’, ‘Telling the Story’ and ‘Revising, Rewriting and Overcoming Obstacles’, The National Emerging Writer Programme focuses on essential writing technique and is packed full of tips. 

9 Easily Preventable Mistakes Writers Make With Dialogue (Ali Luke on the blog The Creative Penn) see here

8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other Top Storytellers. It's full of advice on storytelling, and great illustrations. Have a look here    

18 most popular articles on writing from Writer's Digest  here

A list of twitter feeds on literary things  click here 

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