What do you want to do with your life?

I should be writing a dissertation proposal right now- possibly a very major decision, if I decide to do a masters. Do I choose something that I enjoy, something I’m good at or something that’s fairly new? I’ve realised all these decisions I make, and perhaps that you make too, are so often done under fear. We often feel like…
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What can I do with or without a Creative Writing degree?

This is ultimatley the question I am asking myself right now. I just finished second year of uni and I’m trying to find a placement. Exactly 64 applications later, I feel like maybe I’m looking for a career in all the wrong places. I thought- I’m good at writing and I’m pretty damn good at doing great presentations, working in…
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The Struggles of Beginner Poet

I started my writing course with an open mindset towards free verse. I end up writing a little everyday now, and some of it has been said to be good. It sounds like steady learning. I’ve been encouraged, even last year, to send my poetry off to magazines. Now, that’s a scary world out there. If you ever even looked…
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Back to Leicester and its Literature

I have arrived back at De Montfort this week, and so I can finally delve back into appriciation of culture. The Everybody’s Reading Festival has started today and will carry on through the week, with many free sessions (and free books!) it’s a good stop for any book worm or (if you’re like me) a frugal fun seeker. Peter Flack…
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The little things: Finding Writing Inspiration and Ideas

There is nothing better for inspiration than going for a walk. It’s best to choose a new place; it increases the adventure factor. If you only walk out with enough intrigue, you will find writing ideas in each little detail. It’s best to leave your stressed writers brain at home, if you’re in need of new ideas. Just relax and…
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