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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Teaching and learning...

Cathie Hartigan and I are very excited today because we have finished our new guide to creative writing - The Creative Writing Student's Handbook.

We have both been teachers of creative writing for a very long time and have had the huge pleasure of seeing many of our students become published writers.

But what distinguishes the commercially published writer from one who is still trying hard to climb the mountain?

We came to the conclusion that the students who do well tend to be the ones who are good learners.  So we've written a book which we hope will help all students to be good learners. You'll find the book on this website - www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk - in free instalments beginning on February 1st  2013.

We hope you'll find it useful and entertaining.  Do let us know what you think!


  1. Very much looking forward to reading.

  2. Thank you, Liz! If you click on the CWSHB icon on the right, any time after February 1st, it will always take you to the website and the right place to read.

  3. Sounds good. Will you be featuring bits in 'Writing Magazine'?

  4. Possibly later on, if the editor and my co-author agree, but for the time being the book will be downloadable in free instalments on www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk