Monthly Archives: March 2011

Anatomy of a Creative Writing MA, Part 7

Six subjects down, two to go; the end was in sight. And with the penultimate ‘Writing Seminar’ behind me, I’d be free to focus exclusively on my own project, with a supervisor. Meanwhile, this class would confront me with the … Continue reading

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How to write controversially about what gets called ‘mental illness’ (or The Madwoman in My Attic)

On the way home at twilight today I approached my flat from a different direction. Instead of turning into my street and making a beeline for my address, I stepped through a gap in the fence adjoining the park on … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Creative Writing MA, Part 6

Back in 2000, one of my projects won an editing mentorship on the strength of two scenes that I’ve since edited out of it. But when the writers’ centre director administering the award referred me to a writer (not editor) … Continue reading

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