Category Archives: MA

MA in creative writing

This is the end, beautiful friend.

I’ve done it! I’ve handed in my dissertation. Edited until I almost went blind and it’s probably still full of mistakes. I don’t care though it’s gone now which means that officially I do not have to write another word … Continue reading

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Last tutorial

This week was my final workshop. I’ve come out feeling inspired and ready to get on with things. Things have been progressing with the novel, I’ve been messing with the voice, which has been challenging. My tutor wants me to have a go … Continue reading

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End of workshopping

I am celebrating. Last workshop done and dusted, no more pressure for me now to have to deliver bits of the novel for close editing for a while.  As usual I got some good pointers and a better idea of … Continue reading

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Last submission

Handed in my workshop submission, amazing how you know exactly what is wrong with it as soon as you hit the send button. Have been desperately trying to crowbar in some strands to this story and am now going to … Continue reading

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David Peace

This week we went to an event with David Peace. He was saying that the he felt that the novel as a form was dead and that society is too fast pace and fragmented for this kind of writing. His … Continue reading

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Presents please

Here’s some blue sky for you. There’s not been much for a while has there? I got a brilliant mark for my workshop writing yesterday and an appalling one for my criticism. So I’m smiling with a tear running down … Continue reading

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Back to the river

I had my workshop this week and it went well, I got lots of useful feedback. My tutor seems to have noticed that I was actually just treading water a bit with my ideas and not getting stuck in however, and … Continue reading

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Bristol Prize

I’ve entered something in the Bristol Prize on my mission to enter more competitions. Don’t think anything I’ve been entering is particularly earth shattering but it’s good practise and it will get me in the habit. There’s time still it … Continue reading

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Eye Bleed

Help me, my eyes are bleeding. Too much editing of my workshop piece.   Last night we went to listen to Ian McKewan talking to Martin Amis. He read from Solar and I have to say that this did not … Continue reading

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