10 posts about Writing on this blog
Wednesday 27 August 2014, 09:09
Radio Producer, Gemma Jenkins, writes about Opening Lines and the themes and inspirations that emerged from this year's contributions.
Friday 3 January 2014, 14:33
James Naughtie talks about meeting Donna Tartt and how she explains her cult debut novel The Secret History, first published in 1992.
Wednesday 7 August 2013, 16:20
Radio 4's Feminine Mystiques series continues with author Aminatta Forna's short story, What To Expect. Here, Aminatta tells us more about the influence of feminist writers Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem on her thinking, in particular'the power of the gaze'.
Wednesday 3 April 2013, 15:38
Turkey's leading female novelist Elif Shafak discusses her novel The Forty Rules of Love on BBC Radio 4's Bookclub.
Wednesday 6 March 2013, 12:22
What would the first line of your memoir be? Ian McMillan encourages people to submit the first line of their memoir in the comments section of this blog.
Friday 16 November 2012, 11:22
Editor's note: BBC Audio and Music has joined forces with BBC Writersroom to launch The Writer's Prize: a prestigious new writing opportunity for radio drama and comedy writers. The closing date for entries is 9am, Monday 3rd December 2012. PMcD
You already know as avid listeners what a brilliant...
Thursday 18 October 2012, 12:00
Editor's Note: Ged Parsons is a writer for shows such as Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums, Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask, Mock The Week, Strictly Come Dancing, The Two Ronnies Sketchbook, and Have I Got News For You. Here, he writes about getting into comedy via open-door policy shows such as the...
Friday 6 January 2012, 13:57
Ed's note: The complete series of The Written World is available to download as a podcast until Monday morning, after that you will still be able to listen online but the downloads won't be available - PM.
In a nondescript seminar...
Thursday 28 July 2011, 11:17
Short stories and contributions from writers are an integral part of Radio 4's programming. This week Michael Morpurgo gave, I believe...
Thursday 10 December 2009, 08:55
Shortlisted Lionel Shriver's got an excellent piece about short stories in The Independent. She writes:
Exchange Rates, short-listed last month for the National Short Story...
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