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Creative Writing Programme blog page

Welcome to the Creative Writing Programme blog. We share regular writing tips and tricks from our tutors, reading recommendations, news about writing competitions and publication submission opportunities and success stories from your fellow CWP students and alumni. To stay up-to-date with the programme, subscribe to our newsletter.

Publishing Day – Saturday 18th May

If you have a manuscript you want to get published, then you need to come to Publishing Day on Saturday 18th May 2024 to find out how. During a day of online workshops, you will hear from agents, editors, publishers, published authors and booksellers about how to get...

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One-day masterclass: character and conflict

Getting to know who? In our one-day workshop on Sunday 10th March, we will look at the role of desire, choice and purpose in enabling us to create a cast of believable, three-dimensional characters. By creating a strong through-line for your characters you will enable...

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One-day masterclass: managing pace

Pace is a fundamental element of writing. When you read something well-paced, you just somehow know, because you’re pulled into the story and time passes quickly. On the other hand, you can feel the drag of it when something isn’t well-paced.  But pace is rather...

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One-day masterclass: Objects and Detail

Objects can play a pivotal role in a story’s plotting. But they can also act as inspiration, aide-de-memoire or simply contribute to the convincing detail within a fiction. Next month we’re hosting a creative writing workshop with award-winning author Mick Jackson to...

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CWP spring student reading is huge success

Congratulations to our eight students and alumni who read their work in progress (or published novel THE SISTERHOOD in Katherine Bradley's case!) at our spring reading at Kemptown Bookshop, Brighton last night. It was an incredibly moving evening with prose and poetry...

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Jacq Molloy’s top writing tips

The start of the year is always a time for new year's resolutions, and setting (or resetting) a regular writing habit is likely to be near the top of the list for many of us writers and poets. Our brilliant tutor Jacq Molloy has shared her top writing tips to get you...

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