Where do you write and when do you write? This is something that has always fascinated me about other writers. When and where they do the actual writing. For me, writing is something I do at home when the room … Continue reading When and where do you write?
We describe something as Kafkaesque when it is characteristic or reminiscent of the oppressive or nightmarish qualities of Franz Kafka’s fictional world. Very briefly we are going to dip into this nightmare. Who was Franz Kafka? Franz Kafka was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish … Continue reading A brief look at Kafka
There is a lie that abounds in certain circles of the so-called “natural writer”. But there is no such thing. It is a lie that exists like a secret false religion, perpetrated by people who should know better. A lie … Continue reading The lie of the so-called “natural writer”
We want to help our members produce published works. A simple sentence and yet such a huge and complex goal.
How does Thanet Creative help Thanet’s writers get published? Continue reading We want to help our members produce published works
This week sees the return of our weekly informal gathering of writers – Writers’ Tea and Chat. The event will be switching back to the original Thursday evening. As before, we kick of about half seven in the evening (1930hrs). About Tea … Continue reading Tea and Chat 2018
Why is it that we writers are so prone to the thinking that we own an idea? For some reason that is lost on me, writers seem to be particularly prone to worrying about people stealing their ideas. There may be … Continue reading You can’t own an idea
There are many writers who could be said to be writers of Thanet insofar as these writers came from or have been connected to Thanet. I’ve divided this list of Writers of Thanet by town. My primary source of information for … Continue reading Writers of Thanet
Mental illness is a topic that has long fascinated writers. Mental illness has been the topic of many different stories, with varying degrees of accuracy and success. One hurdle we writers must overcome to tell an authentic story is how we … Continue reading Writers Explore: Mental Illness
When you join Thanet Creative as a charity member you add your voice to ours. With a collective, your voice and ours together is far more powerful than when separate. Standing up for writers One of the things that Thanet Creative exists … Continue reading Why adding your voice to ours matters
Establishing a safe space for writers to share work is one of the most important things a host must do. As hosts, we have a responsibility to look after the writers that we receive into our gatherings. Some writers, perhaps … Continue reading Creating a safe space for writers