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Friday Feature: NaNoWriMo

By Claire Buss The end of October swiftly approaches and for many writers that means NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. The aim of the game is to write 1667 words every day for the month of November. And we're talking rough draft here so no time for editing. You can ...

Thursday Connectors: Writing From Behind The Lines

by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It’s Farzana here. Your host for another exciting edition of Thursday Connectors. It’s been two weeks since we last met and nothing has changed for the better, has it? How could it, when we’re being attacked from all directions by the disaster that is COVID-19? The majority ...
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Showcase: Return to Cornwall + Collective Effort

Boy, we sure are lucky here at Pen to Print. Not only are we Write On! editors privy to superb creative poetry and stories that our generous and talented readers contribute (that's you!), but we're also able to showcase the brilliant and varied writing of published novelists. As Write On! ...

Monday Moments: Looking Between The Lines

Introduced by Holly King This week, we’re ‘Looking Between The Lines’ and refocusing on how we view history. One thing I learnt in my History GCSE class was that every historical source is biased; it is always told from a certain point of view, always emphasising some statistics or elements of ...

As A… Podcaster: Don Scoby + Tom Trimbath

This week Write On! speaks to US-based podcasters Don Scoby and Tom Trimbath, hosts of 'Writing On Whidbey Island'. During the summer of 2019, Tom Trimbath and Don Scoby – both residents of Whidbey Island and published authors – devised and launched the podcast 'Writing On Whidbey Island'. WO: How would you ...

Friday Feature: Lockdown – A Curse Or A Blessing?

By Patrick Forsyth Patrick draws writing lessons, and success, from recent months: I know quoting Chinese proverbs is something of a cliché, but how about this as something to ponder currently: the Chinese write the word ‘Crisis’ with two characters. Singly the first means ‘chaos’ and the second means ‘opportunity’. Hmm. I like ...

Thursday Youth Connectors: Recipes For Success

by Sameer Iqbal Hi, it's Sameer here, your host. For this week’s ‘Thursday Connectors’ we have an exciting line-up of fantastic connectors exploring how we measure different successes at different stages of our lives. We have an insightful connection with business and financial advisor, Palak Tewary, who outlines 12 steps to building ...
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Showcase: Lost Madonna + The Sea And The City

For our first entry this week, sit back, shut your eyes and allow yourself to be transported to 15th-century Italy. Denise Gow's The Lost Madonna follows the story of a young woman, abandoned as a child and raised by nuns, who is so beautiful she inspires the painters of the ...

Monday Moments: Recipes For Success

Introduced by Holly King I love cooking; seeing the ways all the ingredients work together to create a dish that I know all the components of. I like adding in the spices, different vegetables, and seeing an explosion of colour bubble over. I also like a good plan, a recipe to ensure ...