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This writing handbook contains 52 activities for writers to get out and do – from climbing a hill to visiting a favourite café, from sampling a new mode of transport to taking part in a hi-tech treasure hunt Read more...


A memoir of a bibliophile and a celebration of books.  Read more...


The role of the poet-as-self-producer - a Turning Another Page resource commissioned by NAWE with investment from Creative Scotland.  Read more...


How great writing can emerge from creative writing classes - a Turning Another Page resource commissioned by NAWE with investment from Creative Scotland. Read more...

Find out all about creative co-mentoring and how it can support your practice as a writer. The fifth in the literaturetraining 'Briefings' series. Read more...


Creative Writing in the Community is the first book to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroom experiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing students for teaching in schools, homeless centers, youth clubs and care homes.  Read more...


Creative Writing: the Matrix, Exercises and Ideas for Creative Writing Teachers, contains 95 exercises, 21 mini-lectures and friendly advice for tutors. Aimed at writers teaching creative writing in adult education, the material covers planning and ways to spark supportive creative spirit, productivity and confidence; adaptable for many levels. Read more...

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Creative Writing: Writers on Writing anthologises original literary work by eight contemporary authors – Amal Chatterjee, Colm Breathnach, Fred D’Aguiar, Jane Draycott, Philip Gross, Kathryn Heyman, Sabyn Javeri-Jillani, and Emily Raboteau. Dealing with birth and death, love and ambition, domestic drama and foreign adventure, they take the reader to the country (Ireland, Guyana, England) and to the city (Delhi, Karachi, New York and Prague). Read more...

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Liz Niven reflects on the work/writing work/play balance: a Turning the Next Page resource commissioned by NAWE with investment from Creative Scotland Read more...


The London Magazine Editions is delighted to present the fifth collection from critically acclaimed poet Maggie Butt, Degrees of Twilight Read more...


How the Highland Literary Salon brings the region's new and established writers together - a Turning Another Page resource commissioned by NAWE with investment from Creative Scotland. Read more...


Kate Hendry suggests four ways to keep writing when work, children and the laundry threaten to take over Read more...

A DIY Guide to professional development planning for writers and literature professionals. Read more...

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Hit the Headlines charts out a series of fun and inspiring, cross-curricular journalism workshops that enhance key skills and confidence. Read more...


If you've ever wanted to try your hand at fiction, started a novel or short story, or completed a manuscript - but think it lacks a certain something, this is the book for you. 'How to Write Fiction without the Fuss' takes you through all aspects of the craft of fiction writing and gives you a clear understanding of the fundamentals, along with tools and tips to enhance your writing skills. Read more...


In Their Own Words is a celebration of the variousness of contemporary poets living and writing in the UK today. 56 poets talk about their own poetic voices and their work. Essential reading for anybody who cares about poetry. Read more...


High profile writers, including Philip Pullman, Nadine Gordimer, Kate Grenville and Robert Pinsky, talk about their writing practice and ways of working. Designed with the needs of creative writers in mind, Graeme Harper explores both practice and process, asking authors questions about subjects ranging from motivation to creativity to drafting.  Read more...


Inside Out is a new literary arts magazine, promoting creativity as a means of self-expression. Read more...


Margot Henderson reflects on how the community element of her work helps to sustain her as a writer: a Turning the Next Page resource commissioned by NAWE with investment from Creative Scotland. Read more...

Presented as a series of Questions and Answers, this 30 page guide covers what mentoring is and isn't, the practicalities of finding a mentor and how to get the most out of the mentoring process. There is also a sample mentoring agreement. Download it here free or get a printed copy for £4 (UK) by sending a cheque payable to NAWE to: PO Box 1, Sheriff Hutton, York YO60 7YU. Read more...

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