All items: Grayson Perry

"Murder your darlings" doesn't come from a Calvinist idea that anything that gives pleasure must be sinful; it's about forcing yourself to act on the little voice that goes on saying that a piece of writing isn't working in the story.
The artist Richard Dadd was incarcerated for decades in Bethlem hospital – the original ‘Bedlam’. Researching her trilogy of novels led Miranda Miller to the hospital archives, where her long-incarcerated and long-silenced protagonist finally found a living voice.

Annette Kobak considers the lessons that other artforms might provide to the practising writer, including suggestions from her own experiences as a writer and painter.