Stop The Block

“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?” Kurt Vonnegut Writer’s block. We all know what it entails and we all know just how tough it can be to shake it off. Whether the block comes from an … More Stop The Block

Music to Write by

Each writer-in-the-making has their own method to spark creativity or break through procrastination, lack of motivation and writer’s block. Several bloggers from the Surrey New Writers Festival team have already written some great advice on this subject, so I thought I would explore my own take on this — the importance of background music. “Music … More Music to Write by

Our Top Five Anticipated Books of 2022

2022 is already off to a flying start when it comes to book releases. From Hanya Yanagihara’s To Paradise, to Rosie Andrews’ The Leviathan, 2022’s releases have so far been equal parts illuminating, daring and innovative. The year has only just begun and we have many more months of rich and engrossing book releases yet to come, but which books … More Our Top Five Anticipated Books of 2022

Bring poems back this Valentine’s

‘At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet’ Plato, The Symposium Every year, when Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, you are always bombarded with ways to impress and surprise your partner. Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, bouquets of red roses, super adorable teddy bears which carry the message ‘I love you’, and some delicious … More Bring poems back this Valentine’s