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Writer Of The Month: Mary Walsh

Introduced by H.B O'Neill It is my great pleasure, nay privilege, nay honour to introduce this month’s literary genius and genuinely nice person, Mary Walsh. Here’s a bit about her: Mary is a poet who has had her poetry published in books, such as The Great British Write Off, and a Gardening ...

Write On! Interviews: Author + Lecturer Alex Davis

Write On! interviews author and lecturer, Alex Davis. Alex is an author, lecturer and writing tutor based in Derby. Much of his work has focussed on horror, science-fiction and fantasy, including his SF novel, The Last War and his film book, Martyrs: A Personal Perspective. He is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing ...

Thursday Connectors: Words From Our Minds?

By Farzana Hakim Hi, all. Welcome to May’s Thursday Connectors, with me, your host, Farzana. May is always a busy month for me and my mind is always all over the place in worry and panic. This year is no different. I’ve loads of work pending! My children have exams and, being ...

Write On! Features: Sink Or Swim? by Claire Buckle

By Claire Buckle When an offer to present six short story writing workshops onboard Tui’s Marella Explorer 2 cruise landed in my inbox a year ago, it might surprise you that my instant reaction wasn’t a resounding ‘yes, please.’ Naturally, there was the temptation to accept a free all-inclusive 16-day cruise ...

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 ...

Write On! Interviews: Author Stuart Wakefield

Write On! interviews author Stuart Wakefield. Stuart holds an MA (Distinction) in Professional Writing, and his debut novel, Body Of Water, was one of ten books long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize. His latest book, Behind The Seams, reached the 2021 BookLife Prize Fiction Contest semi-finals. He is a lifelong superhero nerd and a devoted action figure ...

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 ...