What About Raymond Carver?

Though Raymond Carver published only a handful of books in his lifetime, he is often considered one of the great American short story writers. Debate still exists as to whether to consider Carver a minimalist for his frequent use of sparse language, a voice of the working class for his commitment to ‘ordinary’ characters, orContinue reading “What About Raymond Carver?”

Woman’s weekly research

    Grandparent stalking: Woman’s weekly research Task = follow someone in the age range that we are aiming to research (60+). Look at their behaviour, demeanour and what they look like and make a short life bio on your observations. Struggled to do this task I felt like a criminal; And I’m guessing must haveContinue reading “Woman’s weekly research”

Meeting Stephanie Hale

Meeting Stephanie Hale arranged by our tutor Julia at Worcester university. Julia and Stephanie met working for the BBC. Stephanie Hale was the former Assistant Director of the Creative Writing Diploma at Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education and is now the director of Oxford Writers literacy consultancy. Stephanie’s advice for new authors is primarily to researchContinue reading “Meeting Stephanie Hale”