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Barbara Henderson


Genre Fiction Strikes Back

The world of writing has always had its class system…

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Write what you (don’t want to) know…

Barbara on confronting your fears…

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Editing as Medicine for Writers

Editing: is it like forcing down the spinach?

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Keep that Commonplace Book about you

I was cleaning the stairs. It really isn’t the sort of activity where you would expect inspiration to strike. But that’s what I was doing, polish and duster in hand, when two part-formed ideas merged and, very quickly, I worked out the main plot of my children’s novel, The Serpent House. Ideas for stories catch […]

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Creative Hackery…

…or Making a Living through Words. Can anyone make a living out of the arts these days?

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Dear Diary…

OCA tutor Barbara Henderson on the importance of journalling.

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Do You Vlog? Maybe You Should!

Vlogging? That is not a typo – it’s video-blogging and the thought that we should be doing it. That’s the sort of information that sometimes makes us writers a little edgy. But it shouldn’t. I spent a day recently at the Google HQ in London’s Central St. Giles, at a conference about stimulating growth in […]

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Small Forms, Huge Potential

There is good news and bad news surrounding the short story. Every other month the literary world seems to suggest either its death or its resurgence, and it’s hard to know whether either of these proclamations are remotely accurate. This year, Momaya Press which exists to promote and publish the short story, celebrated its tenth […]

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