Ray French examines the concept of voice confrontation – the term for a dislike of one’s own speaking voice – and the implications for writers who must read their work aloud, going back to his roots to discover the many elements that inform his approach to performing his writing.
Penny Hancock considers some famous examples of writers who have chosen, for various reasons, to remain anonymous, and why this, paradoxically, often increases the public’s interest in them.
'Immersed in domains of magic and adventure, I wondered how these story people tackled the great unknown. What did they feel at a given moment? Why did strangers choose to help or hinder them?'
Like many young writers, Lizzie Nunnery resisted the idea that literary inspiration needed to be subjected to editing and revision. But then she came to see these as an organic, and essential, part of the writing process.
Heather Dyer is living the writer’s dream in her audio diary, by taking off in her old campervan for a week of uninterrupted beachside writing. How will it all turn out?