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Lindsey Jenkinson sets off, sans-Sat Nav, for an inspiring writing retreat in Scotland...

It’s Day 11 of the NaNoWriMi challenge, and Maggie Womersley feels a bit like a sentence sausage factory, but not entirely in a bad way...

Can you really writer a novel in a month? Maggie Womersley is about to find out.

Lindsey Jenkinson is traumatised by a poetry competition and a bearded nun...(who could blame her!)

Maggie Womersley catches up with the 21st century and then wishes she hadn't - in the latest installment of The Pram in the Hallway.

Part of the National Poetry Competition Blog Tour: Matthew Caley reveals his poetry competition strategy...

Amy Bird blogs about the trials of adaptation...

Maggie Womersley blogs about summer holidays and holiday inspiration.

Amy Bird defies classification at the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Amy Bird proposes a new chaos theory for playwrights.

Maggie Womersley pitches her novel to some literary dragons at the Brighton Festival.

Amy Bird blogs about why we need to read our work aloud and how to survive this rite of passage.

Charlie Hill resists the pressure to tweet.

Rebecca Rouillard takes an optimistic tack on Twitter...

What's in a literary name? And why did Maggie Womersley name her son after a serial killer?

Amy Bird opens the door to the Muse...

Writers often feel pressure to be more literary but perhaps it is good to be bad...

Leila Segal explores the feeling that comes before the story and how fictional narrative is formed out of emotional truth.

...People have asked if I’m a writer of romance and whether my book provides helpful dating tips. Again, I point out the title, explaining that ‘terminal’, however you look at it, doesn’t promise a rosy scenario.

Amy Bird wonders about literary characters who might have benefitted from a good night's sleep...

Christina Johnson reflects on her own writing process - the value of editorial input vs. the paralysis of over-analysis.

Amy Bird joins the rorschach dots between a pestle, a banana and a granny-mask in a piece of collaborative theatre.

After five years writing her novel, Maggie Womersley is stumped by inadequate stationery supplies in her quest for the perfect rubber band.

Christina Johnson laments the nation's decline in literacy and wonders what effect the Kindle will have on the next generation of readers.

Maria McCarthy writes revealingly about poetry self-publishing.

Maggie Womersley contemplates the tribulations of being a writing Mum and debates packing it all in to be an Avon lady.

Charlie Hill takes his book to the streets of Birmingham and attempts his own targeted publicity campaign, with criteria based on bookshelves, beer brands and buggies.

Hub Staffer, Miguel Fernandes Ceia, takes the Christmas reading road less travelled and suggests some educational reads - bah humbug!

Hub Editor, Rebecca Rouillard, gets all sentimental and optimistic - a reading list to go with mince pies and mulled wine...

Hub staffer Miguel Fernandes Ceia writes about international literature and translation... and why maybe Shakespeare is not English, but a writer of the world...

In a recent war of the words ‘artistic achievement’ was set in opposition to ‘readability’, highbrows and eyebrows were raised and ‘daunting’ became a requirement for literary fiction.

The eReader has been blamed for the imminent demise of the book but might the book say, like Mark Twain, 'the report of my death was an exaggeration'.

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