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Steve Toltz, author Quicksand, former Man Booker Prize shortlisted author
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

Steve Toltz, author of the new novel Quicksand joins us in a remarkably revealing conversation about the inner life of a writer. Toltz speaks openly about his ambivalence when his ...continue reading

Reading JB Priestley’s ‘Delight’
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

I have recently been reading collections of essays that have lurked on my TBR Pile for quite some time. The latest volume to come under scrutiny is a collection of ...continue reading

Long Haired Star Extract by Ciara Scanlan
Posted by ciara scanlan in The Members' Blog.

2pm Rope is my friend. It has always been there for me when I need it. The texture of Rope runs through each crevasse of the fingers. The sensation in ...continue reading

Writing Train & friends do Culture Night at the National Library’s Cafe Joly
Posted by Yvonne Cullen in The Members' Blog.

Friday 18th Sept. is Culture Night, and Writing Train workshops and myself will be celebrating the night for the fourth year in a row with participant readings and music in ...continue reading

The Game Changer by Louise Phillips
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

The Game Changer Louise Phillips (Hachette 2015, Trade Paperback) 422 pages, cover price n/a Louise Phillips’ fourth novel, The Game Changer is a psychological thriller that really should demand that ...continue reading

A Place to Write by Alva Holland
Posted by Alva Holland in The Members' Blog.

‘You need to do something with this space,’ – the wise words from my son a couple of years ago when he visited me in the basement of our house ...continue reading

Presidential Problems – Cover Reveal
Posted by Thomas Norton in The Members' Blog.

I’m so so excited to announce the release of my debut book ‘Presidential Problems‘. As an 11 year old it feels really special and thrilling to have achieved this. Dreams ...continue reading

The Bones of It, by Kelly Creighton
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

The Bones of It: Kelly Creighton (Liberties Press 2015, trade paperback) 224 pages The Bones of It has not only grown on me, it has expanded within my mind in ...continue reading

Essential Resources for Writers
Posted by James Helliwell in The Members' Blog.

I am a marketing writer; or I used to be. With thousands of blogs, press releases and eBooks in my portfolio I felt it was time for a change. My ...continue reading

Autumn excitement in Big Smoke!
Posted by Big Smoke Writing Factory in The Members' Blog.

Our new term begins in September and we’ve plenty on offer for writers at all levels of experience. Our ten-week Beginning To Write courses start back in September/October, with both ...continue reading