The world needs your stories!
Writing a novel requires stamina, resilience and an external eye. Through the support of Arts Council England, and alongside our exciting new suite of Early Career Awards, we are offering packages of resources designed to help anybody embarking on the thrilling and consuming act of writing fiction.
As a writer I have experienced rejection and self-doubt, have written myself into corners and celebrated every success with cautious joy. Advice and camaraderie is priceless and vital to writers. In fiction particularly, perhaps, which can be a lonely and prolonged pursuit.
We hope that the nuggets of advice, conversations with our writing friends, exercises and podcasts you’ll find below offer an encouraging nudge toward fulfilling your fiction writing goals.
National Centre for Writing,
Laura Stimson has worked with National Centre for Writing since 2007. She has managed the Escalator Literature and Common People mentoring schemes amongst others. She is currently managing the Early Career Awards. Laura has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and has recorded vocals for poet Luke Wright. She won the 2015 Word & Women Prize and is represented by Blake Friedmann Agency.