Spotlight: Celeste Ng

Bestselling Author Celeste Ng talks to Elena Bowes about breaking rules, knowing your characters inside out and how to avoid writers block the second time around.      My 25-year-old daughter gave me Little Fires Everywhere for…

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Writing resolutions

  My writing resolution for 2018 is not to settle for the first idea. I heard a neuroscience lecture last year which said that your brain is wired to take the shortest route to a solution, meaning…

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What does it take to become a writer? Francesca Baker investigates, with a little help from members of 26. A love of writing, a desire to see words in print, and a passion for communication are what…

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Live happy, write well

Our next 26 Trade Secrets workshop takes place in late January, with a focus on mindfulness and creative writing. Sophie Gordon caught up with positive psychology expert Vanessa King to find out what we can expect from…

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Spotlight: Michael Bristow

Approaching the end of his eight-year stay in China, BBC journalist Michael Bristow decided to write a book about the country’s modern history. For help, he turned to his language teacher born in 1949, two years before…

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Award-winning writer

Jamie Delves has just won the 26 Emerging Writer Award. Sophie Gordon caught up with Jamie about the search for stimulating work post graduation and how block rocking rhythm unlocks imagination. Firstly, congratulations! How does it feel…

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Introducing The Other Box

On 1 November, 26 is teaming up with The Other Box and Wonderbly to put on an evening of inspiring talks delivered by people from minority backgrounds. We caught up with Roshni Goyate, co-founder of The Other…

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Spotlight: Peter James

The New York Times bestseller Peter James has been published in 37 languages and his DS Roy Grace crime novels have sold an incredible 18 million copies worldwide. Here he talks to Elena Bowes about the essentials…

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