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Listening to The Everywoman (BBC Radio 4)

Listening to The Everywoman (BBC Radio 4)We’re currently listening to The Everywoman (BBC Radio 4) and BBC Sounds. This neat two-part documentary poses the question:

If there is an ‘Everyman’ in literature, can the experiences of a female character also be universal?

Novelist Sarah Hall (Burntcoat, Sudden Traveller, Madame Zero, The Wolf Border and others) goes in search of the Everywoman. …

Escape the Plot Forest Virtual Summit

Escape the Plot Forest Virtual SummitI just spent five days attending the Escape the Plot Forest Virtual Summit, a writers’ conference organised by Daniel David Wallace, ex-pat writer, editor and teacher of creative writing based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Promoted as a complete guide to the plotting process, “first step to first reader” approach to telling stories, by common agreement of the 3000+ attendees, this far exceeded expectations of a virtual event. …