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New Creative Writing Leader Says Hello

Barbara introduces herself…

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Enid Blyton Broke my Heart

Ever gone back to a much-loved book and found it disappointing? Barbara shares her experience of making an unexpected discovery from rereading a book from her childhood.

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AIDE ÉCRIRE: New Technology For Writers

What technology do you use when writing? Barbara shares some of her latest finds thanks to the help of OCA students.

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Presence, Dear: Part 2

Are you on social media? What works for you? Do you think it’s essential for writers today?

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Presence, Dear: Part 1

How do you find reading in public? Had any disasters? Any tips for a good ‘performance’?

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Digging Around the Dark Side

Why is your antagonist the way s/he is? What is their back story? And what is their redeeming feature?

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How to cut the clichés

What’s the cliché that drives you mad? And how do you get rid of cliché in your own writing?

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Reading for a dark and stormy night…

What’s your seasonal scare, your holiday horror or your festive fright? What fiction are you hoping will see you through the winter? And what would you recommend?

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A Place for Writing

Here is my challenge: set up your own ‘mini residency’ by choosing somewhere you’ve never visited before. Go there for an afternoon (or two) and give yourself a deadline to produce something from it. And just see what happens…

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Imagine not reading…

I follow many avid readers on social media and so I tend to see at least one daily post about the importance of books in people’s lives.To the book addict, anyone who doesn’t share their passion can feel almost alien. We simply can’t begin to imagine why anyone would close themselves off to all that pleasure and enlightenment.

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