On-line resources, blogs and articles  

* Think before you submit!

http://www.thereviewreview.net/publishing-tips/what-editors-want-must-read-writers-submitti

* Further to the 500 Words competition, some interesting findings. It appears the future of fiction writing is in safe hands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22714629

* A really interesting response to Michael Gove’s recent comments about creativity:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/17/to-encourage-creativity-mr-gove-understan

* So, is good grammar still important?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/12/bad-grammar-debate-gove-higson-letts

* Some great found poetry sites:

http://thefoundpoetryplace.wordpress.com/

http://www.pulitzerremix.com/titles/

http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/

http://verbatimpoetry.blogspot.co.uk/

* A great article examining what makes a good screenplay

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/mar/15/john-yorke-best-screenwriting

* Some controversial opinions on here that I don’t necessarily agree with but it’s an interesting read:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/may/10/creative-writing-courses

* Ditto this one by Fay Weldon:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/opinion/fay-weldon-speaks-up-for-creative-writing/2003556.article

* Another interesting take on what it is to teach/study Creative Writing from The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2009/06/08/090608crat_atlarge_menand

and an article by Rachel Cusk:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/18/in-praise-creative-writing-course

* One of the most beautiful collections of urban landscape photography I’ve seen.

http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/

* A website about the disturbing documentary Into Eternity’, investigating Onkalo, a long-term nuclear storage facility deep underground in Finland

http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/nuclear-facts-2/

* Details of the new A’ level in Creative Writing

http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2013/apr/23/creative-writing-a-level-academia

* Rules for writing fiction (don’t let the idea of rules put you off, there’s some good stuff in this)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one

* A review of the fabulous novel, ‘The Adult’ by Joe Stretch

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/9508975/The-Adult-by-Joe-Stretch-review.html

* The wonderful Emergency Poet -bringing poetry to the streets and fields and festivals of the UK

http://emergencypoet.com/

* ‘Out of the Blue’ by Simon Armitage, read by Rufus Sewell (link to the first of the series)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yacjArDnRbY

* Heavy Water, a Channel 4 documentary based on Mario Petrucci’s ‘Heavy Water, A Poem for Chernobyl’ (which is an amazing read)

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/heavy-water

* The Hurst/Arvon’s Writer in Residence blog

http://www.arvonblog.org/news/category/thehurst/