The indispensable guide to what makes a great feature story

The feature story is a potent and vital form of literary non-fiction. Here, Anthony Cockerill charts its evolution through the years. Of all the different ways to tell stories, the feature article is one of the most compelling, especially when it's in the right hands. It's a mainstay of contemporary journalism: a set-piece at the … Continue reading The indispensable guide to what makes a great feature story

How to write great English literature essays at university

Essential advice on how to craft a great English literature essay at university - and how to avoid rookie mistakes. If you've just begun to study English literature at university, the prospect of writing that first essay can be daunting. Tutors will likely offer little in the way of assistance in the process of planning … Continue reading How to write great English literature essays at university

Nine things you need to do to start writing great flash fiction

Want to improve your stories - or help your students improve theirs? Flash fiction is a great way to start. The enduring appeal of short stories 'Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still … Continue reading Nine things you need to do to start writing great flash fiction