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“If you show someone something you’ve written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.”

― David Mitchell, Black Swan Green

Creative Writing

“A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. 81 more words


“Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.”

- Iris Murdoch

Creative Writing

“The things that the novel does not say are necessarily more numerous than those it does say and only a special halo around what is written can give the illusion that you are reading also what is not written.”

- Italo Calvino

Creative Writing

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.”

- Mary Shelley

Creative Writing

Five Minute Poetry

Try your hand at a Blackout Poem. A Blackout Poem involves taking a printed page and excavating a poem out of single words, therefore blacking out the rest of the page. 85 more words

Creative Writing

“The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.”

- James Joyce, Ulysees

Creative Writing