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Kill your darlings thumb

Kill your darlings

There are rich picking to be had for creative writers who spend time in museums. That’s what visitors to OCA tutor Liz Cashdan’s Memory and Memoir writing workshop discovered at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words last weekend. Roaming the Victorian galleries of Weston Park in search of a starting point, the workshop participants (among […]

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Narrow groove thumb

Narrow groove

The start of a new year challenges all creative practitioners to think about what we can do better. Here are the usual suspects for writers. ‘I will write every single day, even if it’s just for five minutes!’ ‘My commonplace book will never leave my side!’ ‘Writing first, editing after!’ All worthy – but dull […]

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A camping stool and a bottle of water in the panier thumb

A camping stool and a bottle of water in the panier

Sheffield’s first Tour-de-Sketch took place yesterday, with support from the Pedal Ready Cooperative A few sketchers were wobbly and unconfident on bicycles, so the Pedal Ready team coached them first, checked the bikes over, even supplying some spanking new bikes on loan, and then we set off, with the Cycle leader at the front and […]

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