Writers On Writing / The short story as a pouch-sized epic, with Eugen Bacon
“I adore that the short story allows an incompleteness that is self-sufficient, a lightness that carries heft, an accessibility that is complex yet eloquent.” We spoke to award-winning author Eugen Bacon on the short story form.
Writers On Writing / Kate Forsyth on Mood, Atmosphere and Voice
“Oh I think writers’ centres are so important! They create a chance to learn, to connect and communicate, to share ideas and knowledge, and build a sense of community among writers, who spend so much time alone. I encourage anyone who loves to write to join! Even if writing is not to be your career, it is still a place where you can meet kindred spirits and explore something you love to do.”
Writers On Writing / RWR McDonald on Story Through Character and Dialogue
“I like to write myself into the story and get to know characters through their interaction with each other. Dialogue is hugely important for me to discover who they are, their relationship to each other, and that wonderful thing of what is not said, or what they actually think.”
Writers On Writing / Anwen Crawford on writing Creative Non-Fiction
“Like a lot of people in the arts, I could do with a lot less guff about our endless ‘resilience’ and ‘adaptability’, and a lot more plain speaking about the fact that material conditions have made us, to quote Naomi Riddle, ‘hesitant, self-interested, reactionary, anxious, cliquey and broke’.”