Weekly Writing Prompts #4

Make your main character to write a letter. Not an email. Not a text message. An actual letter. Who's this letter to? Does the letter explain your main character's relationship to its recipient? Does the reader already know the recipient? Or have you used this opportunity to introduce a new character? What does the letter say? …

Writer Workspace – Forbes & Burton Cafe

Sometimes, us writers need to escape the confines of our own desks and homes and venture elsewhere to find that much-needed focus and writer-time. At this point, you’re probably in need of some great coffee… a chilled out environment… and perhaps Wifi? We’ve recently discovered a little café, tucked away …

Author Focus: Chris Cleave

Writer's Edit were lucky enough to have a moment with author, Chris Cleave. With his debut novel Incendiary shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writer's Prize and taking out a Somerset Maugham Award that same year, readers knew there was something special about this writer. More success followed with his novels The Other Hand (also …

Putting Our Favourite Fictional Settings on the Map

Funded by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, comes a fresh initiative from the minds of author Andrew Bardin Williams, geographer Kathleen Colin Williams and software engineer Steven Young. Launched in June, 2013, Placing Literature is a website where the fictional meets the real world. Designed especially for lovers of literature …

Creativity – Educated Out of Us?

Devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading', TED is a nonprofit organisation that unites creative thinkers from three unique worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. So we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most …

Weekly Writing Prompts #3

Your protagonist wakes with something unusual in their pocket. What is it? Where did it come from and how did it get there? Does your protagonist remember? Where does this exploration lead your character - can it be a journey into their makings as well as where this foreign object …