Author Archives: Susan Pope

About Susan Pope

Writer, poet and author. Leader of Women's Writing Group

Time Slips by ……..

………. Yes, it really does. There seems to have been a surge in interest in ‘time-slip’ fiction recently, although many of you will have be reading this genre for a long time. Those of you who know my writing history … Continue reading

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Medway Libraries/Uni of Kent Creative Writing courses

Originally posted on Rochester Literature Festival:
Following on from taster sessions in September, Medway Libraries and the University of Kent offer beginners the opportunity to develop their writing skills. The taster sessions take place at Chatham Library from 10am-12 noon on…

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Medway Adult Festival of Learning Taster Sessions

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Lots to learn about in Medway over the coming weeks. Rochester Literature Festival View original post

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Trouble With Your Plot? Three Reasons to Kill Your Little Darlings

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Frederik Andreasson I love helping writers and one service I offer that’s been particularly valuable is plot consult. Writers who are struggling to finish or who…

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Introducing: Bookmark’d at Live’n’Local

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We’re pleased to host our Bookmark’d event again this year, albeit in a slightly different format to last year. Taking place in Sun Pier House on Sunday, October 11, we have a selection of…

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Give me a feather and I’ll fly

A new anthology soon to be published
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Get Creative – Get Writing!

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We’re hosting 4 themed writing workshops during our 2015 festival, Live’n’Local, as part of the BBC’s Get Creative campaign – a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity. Get Creative aims to boost…

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Where do inspirations for books come from?

It is several years since the publication of my debut novel Lighter Than Air, but I am still asked about my motivation in writing a story about giant airships. The writing began back in the year 2000, culminating in its … Continue reading

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Lies, Denial & Buried Secrets—How to Create Dimensional Characters

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via Flikr Creative Commons courtesy of Zoetnet. As mentioned in a previous post, one of my all-time favorite series is True Detective. There is a line that’s repeated in the series and it…

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Live’n’Local: Introducing Carol Donaldson

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The lovely ‘Nature Girl’ Carol Donaldson will be joining us at Sun Pier House on Sunday, October 11, for a workshop with a difference. Carol has written for Wanderlust, BBC Wildlife Magazine and The…

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