Articles Tagged: creative writing

Navigating the ‘digital turn’: on writing, resilience and joy

The ‘digital turn’ brings opportunities and challenges for creative writers.  One of the few things we can be sure of is ongoing change. This article is about how to navigate that change. New technologies and corresponding new genres emerge apace, social media platforms and conventions morph and mutate. We can get caught out. We can’t… Read more »

Forgetful Typewriter Project – Emergent Technology and the Future of Literature

Many writers have explored the use of new forms of software to supplement their writing practice, such as the use of a preferred interface to increase focus, or an application that boosts productivity. Equally notable are the advancements and innovations taking place in emergent technology such as: VR, AI, facial recognition, algorithms, and creative code,… Read more »

Five Rules For Creating Disabled Characters

This article first appeared in Write: The Magazine of The Writers’ Union of Canada, and is reproduced here with kind permission of the author. How do you create strong disabled characters? The question goads me. Where disability’s concerned, there’s so much banal, shitty writing out there. Countless authors have resorted to clichés and stereotypes when creating… Read more »