‘”Avoid the use of abstract nouns”, he said, “that’s what’s holding your poetry back”. It was a revelation. Now its the first piece of advice I give students when I teach creative writing.’
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RLF writers consider the role that audience plays in the writing process, exploring the possibilities and limitations that thinking about who will read, watch or listen to your work introduces to the tricky business of putting words on the page.