Things Are Kicking Off At Writers HQ Thanks To Arts Council England

Yet more amazing news to come from Writers HQ HQ… it is with joyous joy and gleeful glee that we announce that we have been awarded a…

Top 5 literary picks from the Worthing WOW Festival

While Brighton (which we love) is increasingly saturated with beards and artisan bread, Worthing is rapidly becoming the place where serious creative people go to get their serious heads down. Yes, really. Blue-rinse and bowls Worthing is on the up,…

A Treatise On Magically Whipping a Shitty First Draft Into Shape

It’s a beautifully crafted literary masterpiece in your head, but miserable on paper. So how do you get from ‘pile of words’ to ‘book-shaped thing’ without going utterly and entirely insane through the redrafting process? Here’s a big fucking secret: editing…

How to procrastinate #12: Ben Hatch

How long did it take you to write your first book? A year. What’s your worst procrastinating habit? I got addicted to Crufts one year and spent a whole week following the fortunes of a Spinoni bitch with a gentle…

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