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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Mind Your Language

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my Thoughtful Tuesday page for May. The theme for our current editions of Write On! Extra is 'Mind Your Language: Words And How We Use Them,' which is a perfect theme for a magazine for and about writers. It’s especially relevant to my Thoughtful Tuesday’s page, as ...

Monday Moments: Making It Up

Introduced By Holly King It’s weird to think that, at one point, every word we use had to be made up. It's said that Shakespeare coined (‘made up’) over 400 words in his plays and sonnets, which we have adapted into everyday language, including to 'catch a cold', 'swagger' and even ...

Write On! Audio April: Out Now

Write On! Audio: Storytelling From East London To The World – Episode Eight Write On! Audio is the podcast from Pen to Print for writers who are serious about their writing. Taking the best bits from Write On! Magazine and Write On! Extra, we bring you writing tips, features, interviews and excerpts from ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Hodge Podge

By Eithne Cullen When I told our editor Madeleine I had a mixture of different kinds of pieces for today’s page, I was searching for a word to describe the mix: melange? eclectic? serendipity? Madeleine said she thought it sounded more like a hotch-potch, so that’s what it is. And to ...

Monday Moments: Nature Of Growth + Transformation

Introduced By Holly King For our last Monday Moments on the theme of Nature, we’re focusing on the nature of growth and transformation. Did you know that the lotus flower is the symbol of self-regeneration, rebirth, and enlightenment? Nature has many connotations with transformation and, as we move out of Winter ...

Write On! Audio March: Out Now

Write On! Audio: Storytelling From East London To The World – Episode Seven Write On! Audio is the podcast from Pen to Print for writers who are serious about their writing. Taking the best bits from Write On! Magazine and Write On! Extra, we bring you writing tips, features, interviews and excerpts from ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Nature Inspiring Creativity

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to March’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. Our theme for the month is Nature, Inspiring Creativity: Past, Present And Future and on today’s page, I’d like to turn the theme around and use this as a starting point to look at the nature of creativity – particularly pertinent, as it's ...

Monday Moments: Fantastical Nature

Introduced By Holly King In this Monday Moments, we are focussing on how writers and artists take the theme of nature and inject fantasy into it. Art, I believe, is our way of trying to communicate and connect: to each other, to ourselves, and to our world. By making nature fantastical, ...

Write On! Audio February: Out Now!

Write On! Audio: Storytelling From East London To The World – Episode Six Write On! Audio is a new podcast from Pen to Print. Taking the best bits from Write On! Magazine and Write On! Extra, we'll bring you writing tips, features, interviews and excerpts from the work of our contributors and guests. ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: St Valentine

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my page today. This week, you will be celebrating or not celebrating, embracing or ignoring, the feast of St Valentine. This poor Roman priest and physician - who suffered martyrdom during the persecution of Christians by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus - has become the patron ...