Month: February 2017

Writing as a therapeutic tool

“Writing does not protect us from tragedy, but it does give us a way of working through problems and perhaps expressing them differently in fiction.”It’s a truism that writers draw upon personal experience – and that of others – when they create fiction. This is not only part of the writer’s desire to bring authenticity …

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Writing can be a funny old business

Workshops are a great way to learn, to find out what you already know, and to approach a familiar subject with fresh eyes. This still holds true when you’re the person delivering the event.Back in 2012 I ran a one-day workshop on Comedy Writing for Beginners for the Moon Hut Writers’ Group in Falmouth. It …

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