Tags: writing fiction

107 Word Short Stories (PART 3 of 3)

Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures might […]

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107 Word Short Stories (PART 2 OF 3)

Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures might […]

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107 Word Short Stories (PART 1 OF 3)

INTRODUCTION Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures […]

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Beginners Fiction Writing Class

INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING Begins: Wednesday 13th Oct 2021 Time: 10am-12pm (GMT) Location: Online (using Zoom) Duration: 10 consecutive weeks until 15th December Price: £110 An important aspect of thi wurd is our engagement with writers who are new to writing fiction. Over the years many completely new writers have read at our events alongside [...]
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Hotels in Literature – Rachel Carmichael

We present a guest blog by writer Rachel Carmichael, who discusses some novels and stories that feature hotels, surely one of the greatest settings in literary fiction. Hotels in Literature – Rachel Carmichael Interesting things can happen when characters are thrown together in unfamiliar locations, in intimately close accommodation, with different cultures to negotiate. How they [...]
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Summer Days Are Gone

SUMMER DAYS ARE GONE (EVENT) – Thursday 9th September, 2021, 7-9pm “No-one could be as blue as I was in the fall” On Thursday 9th Sept, 2021, 7-9pm (BST) thi wurd will present a small event to mark the end of our summer writing classes. The event will involve composing a short piece that responds [...]
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF FICTION – A HANDY GUIDE FOR WRITERS

At thi wurd, we are currently working on an anthology. It’s a continuation of a journey that has taken us from Issue 1 of our magazine (2012), through the publication of other magazines, anthologies, books, events, classes right up to our recent Issue 4 (2021). Readers who’ve followed us on this journey will have noticed […]

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Classic Album Fiction Nights

Over the years thi wurd has put on many ‘Classic Album Fiction Nights’. Since 2020 these have been taking place on Zoom. In the past they’ve been open to writers from thi wurd’s writing groups & classes, but in 2021 we’re opening these up to anyone who wants to come along. On Friday 5th February […]

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WRITING FICTION: THE SHORT STORY

thi wurd’s creative writing class, Writing Fiction: The Short Story, returns on Tuesday 19th January 2021. This sold out before being advertised, and therefore a second night has been added, beginning on Wednesday 20th January, 7-9pm. Both groups will run for 10 consecutive weeks. The price is £100. During the term there will be additional […]

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An introduction

This blog will mainly focus on writing and different kinds of narrative art. I’ll discuss fiction: novels, short stories, film, drama, memoir and lots of other forms. I’ll probably also write a lot about music. No doubt I’ll mention Bob Dylan too much. I’ll talk about thi wurd, our forthcoming publications and events. (Our events […]

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