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Gina Van Staden, Graduate at The Writers College

‘N Onderhoud Met Oud-Student, Gina Van Staden

‘N Onderhoud Met Oud-Student, Gina Van Staden In 2016 slaag Gina van Staden die SA Writers College Tydksrifjoernalistieke kursus met onderskeiding. Haar alomvattende kreatiwiteit laat haar paadjie in baie

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Writing Course Graduate Q & A Selina Lavery Selina Lavery completed three creative writing courses at The Writers College. She recently had two of her

On the Creative Writing Industry

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Q & A with award-winning Authors Alex Smith and Tania Hutley: Getting Started as a Creative Writer

Discover answers to burning questions about creative writing:

How to find time to write on top of a day job • How to fire up creativity • How to get over rejection by publishers • The importance of a writing buddy or writers’ circle • How to get published for the first time • The value of self-publishing • Submitting to agents and publishers worldwide • Does the increasing popularity of audiobooks affect the way you write? • What to do if you keep getting work rejected • Is it realistic to be a full-time writer? • How much do you write for your reader and genre? • How to get past the first page/chapter • How much plotting and planning is required • Should you use Scrivener? • Top writing tip for aspiring writers

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Karen Jeynes, Tutor at The Writers College

Spotlight On Karen Jeynes – By Kyle Keegan

Spotlight On Karen Jeynes Interviewed by Kyle Keegan Karen Jeynes is a well-known, award-winning playwright whose work includes “Laying Blame”, “sky too big”, “Don’t Mention

Helen Brain, Tutor at The Writers College

Spotlight On Author Helen Brain

Spotlight On Author Helen Brain Helen Brain is the author of 30 books for children, an adult memoir and many short stories. In 1998 she

Rosemary Hepozden Grammar for Writers tutor at The Writers College

Spotlight On Rosemary Hepözden

Spotlight On Rosemary Hepözden Rosemary Hepözden has three decades of editing, writing and teaching experience. She is the author of three nonfiction books, and has

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Spotlight On Author Lisa Lazarus

Spotlight On Author Lisa Lazarus Lisa Lazarus is a freelance journalist for a variety of publications, including Men’s Health, Femina, Psychologies, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Femina, Healthy Pregnancy and the Mail

Creative Writing Course tutor at The Writers College Andrew Salmon

A Writer’s Inner Workings: Andrew Salomon

A Writer’s Inner Workings: Andrew Salomon Interviewed by Greg Seebregts Andrew Salomon is the author of  the novels The Chrysalis (Oxford University Press) and Tokoloshe Song (Random House Umuzi).

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Write First, Revise Later

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Why the Editor is Not the Enemy

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Travel Writing Advice

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Why the Editor is Not the Enemy

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Why Locals Know Best In Travel Writing

Why Locals Know Best In Travel Writing By Megan Lewis Take your travel blogging from one-dimensional personal accounts to stories interwoven with local perspectives and

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Know Your Writing Rights

Copyright Confusion?

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Copyright Q & A For Journalists

Copyright Q & A For Journalists Compiled by Nichola Meyer What Is Copyright? Copyright law protects the works of artists, and prevents others from publishing,

On Writer's Motivation

How to Keep Writing

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Write For Trade Magazines

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On Procrastination

What Stops You from Writing?

Fear, self-doubt, procrastination, waiting for perfect conditions – there are so many reasons why we put off getting started on our writing dreams.

At The Writers College, we help writers reach their goals, by encouraging a daily writing routine and removing the doubts from the writing process.

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