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Politics and society in contemporary fiction - author interview with Ruby Cowling

Politics and society in contemporary fiction - author interview with Ruby Cowling

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-11-20

Ruby Cowling is one of the authors published in our collection of poetry and prose, I You He She It , published earlier this year. In this blog post she talks about how fiction writing can be an outlet for your own viewpoints, but also a way to explore societal issues. Something to say? Tell a story In my current work-in-progress, a novel, I have found myself [...]

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Ways in which a writer approaches poetry

Ways in which a writer approaches poetry

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-10-17

Ford Dagenham is one our authors published in I You He She It – a collection of short stories and poems developed out of the Grist project. As part of #OAWeek we asked him to discuss his writing processes and and how he keeps himself on track when writing poetry. You can read the Grist collection online, open access here . You can read more around the author on [...]

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Exploring concepts in fiction writing for #OAWeek

Exploring concepts in fiction writing for #OAWeek

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-10-17

Martin Nathan is an author published in our Grist collection of poetry and prose: I You He She It. As part of #OAWeek we asked Martin to talk about the theory underpinning some of his current work. In this post he discusses the concept of narrative, or psychic distance, and how it can inform his writing. I have been exploring John Gardner’s concept of Narrative Distance or psychic [...]

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