We chatted to writer and critic Anwen Crawford, about what inspires her writing, ahead of her course Online: Creative Non-Fiction, starting Monday 25 May.
Award-winning writer Amanda Niehaus chats with us on the importance of reading, connecting with and writing bodies, now more than ever. Her online course, Writing Bodies, starts Monday 11 May.
‘The short story form demands a respect for the limitations of time and space, and enables a focus on the particular, the intimate, and the fleeting.’
‘I want story and forward momentum. For me, this is what crime delivers’
‘Events help bring people back to books – and if not, at least they will still have had a fun night!’
‘Write from the heart – write what scares you, what interests you; write out your most embarrassing thoughts. This is the stuff of common humanity.’
‘Reading is endemic – we all love stories, and that survives.’
‘Language has always been the tool I choose to work with … I think that there is no end to what we can do with language and no end to what we can learn about it, and from it.’
‘Personally, I like heroes with all the old-fashioned virtues of honour and courage, with a good sense of humour and a sharp brain.’