Gerry Cambridge on personal literary excavations, retrievals and early beginnings as a writer.
What are we seeking when we visit writers’ homes? Richard Lambert considers literary tourism and shares observations from his own literary pilgrimages.
Amber Lee Dodd shares how a fear of failure led to a crippling case of writer’s block, and how she is reframing her relationship with failure to rediscover her most joyful creative self.
Pauline Rowe considers the unique skills required as a writer working in community settings and argues that this ‘hidden’ work has much to offer writers, beyond the pay packet.
Alison MacLeod charts the complicated friendship between Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield and asks whether their friendly rivalry was the crucible for their literary legacies.
Crime writer and former journalist David Mark explores the ethics of writing fiction about true crimes and how a meeting with a murder victim’s father fuels his novels.
Nathalie Abi-Ezzi on the power of storytelling to create community, identity and belonging, and how a textile art project in London’s East End pushed the boundaries of her work.
When Felicity McCall found a box of council correspondence from the years following the First World War, she didn’t expect to discover stories. Here she shares how even the most mundane paperwork can reveal voices from the past.
Pamela Scobie considers recurring themes in her fiction and asks, Have I written the same novel six times?
After struggling for years to write about his experience of childhood bullying, Steph Morris asks how we can best lower our own defences to write truthfully about personal struggles and connect with readers.