Creative Writing: Additional reference

Creative Writing

This page is intended to identify some useful sources of material and advice

British Council : Creative Writing
The British Council has an extensive list of links to creative writing sites including the BBC – How to write a screenplay and various on-line magazines.

Explore writing
This website is targeted at aspiring writers and offers practical advice written by professional journalists and experts on how to write ‘just about anything.’ They feature articles on genre such as fiction, poetry and script-writing, or, for the pragmatist, information on topics such as the writing process, earning money from writing and e-publishing.

trAce : online writing centre
trAce was Nottingham Trent University’s online writing centre from 1995 – 2006, it was a web-based community for writers and readers, with writers-in-residence, writing workshops, new web-specific writing, collaborative writing projects and on- and off-line events.

The Writer’s Compass
The Writer’s Compass website (formerly Literature Training) is an easy way for writers and those involved in creating or supporting new writing and literature to find out about the wealth of training and professional development opportunities available in the UK.

Other links

National Association of Writers in Education
The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) supports the development of creative writing in all educational envrionments throughout the UK.

The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research
The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University brings together creative writing, postgraduate training and international communities of creative writers.

Graeme Harper’s Creative Writing JISC E-mail List
Graeme Harper has set up an email forum as a prompt for debates in the teaching of Creative Writing

Subject Centre publications

Employability and Creative Writing
In this article from the English Subject Centre Newsletter (Issue 11) – Mimi Thebo, Artswork Senior Teaching Fellow, at Bath Spa University reveals good news about employability and creative writing.

A Three-Legged Stool: Cultural, Functional, Creative
In this article from the English Subject Centre Newsletter (Issue 10) – Rick Rylance, Professor of English at the University of Exeter, offers a map of the contemporary discipline of English in a paper originally written as a personal contribution to ‘English 21’, a consultation exercise on the future of English held by the QCA in 2005.

Writing Culture
In this article from the English Subject Centre Newsletter (Issue 8) – David Kennedy, Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow and AHRB Fellow in Creative and Performing Arts at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, describes an event designed to encourage students to think of themselves as writers.

What is a Postgraduate Degree in Creative Writing?
In this article from the English Subject Centre Newsletter (Issue 5) – Dr Graeme Harper, of the UK Centre for Creative Writing Research Through Practice, University of Wales, Bangor reflects on the nature of the postgraduate degree in Creative Writing.

Creative Writing: A Good Practice Guide
A report by Dr Siobhán Holland

Creative Writing
In this article from the English Subject Centre Newsletter (Issue 1) – Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate and Professor of Creative Writing, School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia, reflects on the growth and establishment of programmes in creative writing, and the opportunity to address some fundamental questions from a position of strength.

Creative Writing Workshops
In this article from the English Subject Centre Newsletter (Issue 1) – Julia Bell, School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia, discusses the value of the workshop in teaching creative writing.