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Post Category: Creative Writing

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Writing creatively about disability

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

I am one of the LLC’s Creative Writing tutors. My specialist field is poetry and children’s fiction and my research interests include stories, poetry and plays that contain representations of disability. Because of my interests in disability, when I read some dodgy advice in a Christmas present – a Mslexia diary for 2015 – I wrote a polite letter of complaint to the editor. Their diary has pages of exercises, quotes from authors and writing advice. A January page recommended making characters more unusual or extreme in order to improve a dull piece of writing. This is not bad advice...

Categories: Creative Writing