Joyce Carol Oates on Developing Realistic Characters

‘If you allow your people to talk, they will express themselves in a way that the writer might not have thought of.’ Joyce Carol Oates is the critically acclaimed author of over forty novels including…

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If You Want to Be Something, Start Being It (video)

This beautiful video about creativity and talent comes from @RosieFrmThePast. She was inspired by a Youtube video, Thoughts on a Creative Career, posted by Ze Frank, an American performance artist, composer, humorist and public speaker.

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Ira Glass on Storytelling (video)

Ira Glass is the iconic voice of American public radio program This American Life. The program first debuted in November 1995 and since its very first episode Glass has served as both the show’s host…

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The History of Typography (video)

From Gutenberg to Comic Sans and beyond, this beautiful short film from Canadian graphic designer Ben Barrett-Forrest traces the history of typography. Follow @A_WritersStudio

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Trailer Released for the Adaptation of Mr Pip

The trailer for the highly-anticipated adaptation of Lloyd Jones’ novel Mr Pip has been released. The film stars British actor Hugh Laurie (House, Fry and Laurie) and was adapted and directed by Andrew Adamson. The central role…

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