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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 Connectors: Lockdown Loneliness

Hi, all. It’s Farzana here again for this week’s Thursday Connectors. Today, I’m moving sideways from our usual format of going overseas, to bring you a lockdown story. Instead, I’ve asked my lovely colleagues here at Write On!  to give me their take on what lockdown loneliness means to them. For ...

Thursday Connectors: Value Your Voices

Welcome to another great edition of Thursday Connectors with me your host, Farzana Hakim. This week, we’re going 'Down Under' to Queensland and we’ll be finding out about a Barking and Dagenham programme to get youngsters writing. But first, let’s talk a little about what’s happening across the globe. This past ...

Thursday Connectors: Africa Away

by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It’s Farzana here, for our latest edition of Thursday Connectors. As promised, this week I’m taking you on a trip across one of the most culturally rich and diverse continents in the world: Africa. We’ll be connecting to writer friends from Morocco, Kenya and Tunisia, all ...

Thursday Connectors: Senses Of Nature

by Farzana Hakim It feels great being back for this week’s Connectors. I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend, staying put and remaining locked down in your own homes, despite the conflicting and confusing messages arising from the Cumgate, and the boo for BoJo trends on social media these ...

Thursday Connectors: American Lives Under Lockdown

by Farzana Hakim Hi all, it's Farzana once again, bringing you some fantastic lockdown stories. This week I’m excited because we’re going to be connecting with writer folk from the United States of America. We’ve got some interesting observations from Washington DC and Colorado coming up, as well as our key ...

Friday Feature: My New Normal

by Claire Buss I’m feeling guilty. Everyone around me is beginning to struggle with the effects of lockdown whilst I am thriving. I feel more grounded and happier than I have for a long time and it’s quite difficult to justify that when the entire world is in pain; hence the ...