Hello fellow subbers. This bulletin brings news of some non-fiction successes.
I have a chapter on Social Media for Writers included in the second edition of The Handbook of Creative Writing, just published by Edinburgh University Press. I can honestly say it’s the most comprehensive and thorough guide to creative writing I have ever read! So many different types of writing are covered, including the more unusual types such as flash fiction, song lyrics, memoirs, humorous fiction, literary magazines, writing as therapy, screen writing and many other areas that aren’t covered by the regular manuals. (Great to read a chapter on writing for the theatre.) Also discussed are MAs, writing in the community, how to present yourself as a writer, teaching writing, making a living as a writer and even the theory and history of creative writing as a leisure activity. At over 500 pages it doubles as a useful paperweight!
Also out this month is July’s Writing Magazine which includes my article on grammar checking software: The Proof is Out There! I love punning titles and this one just about slipped through the cheesiness filter. Now there’s an idea for a useful piece of software.