Blog: Creative nonfiction demands a balance between factual information and literary technique.
Miki Lentin shares how he came to enjoy reading and the books that forged this relationship.
Jess Sturman-Coombs shares her reading journey and the stories that have stayed with her.
Ethan Northey on collaborative writing.
Continuing her series, Lizzie Hubbard writes about studying a creative writing degree remotely during a pandemic.
Liz Bolton shares her experience of libraries and what the future may hold in the current climate.
In a new series, Lizzie Hubbard writes about studying a creative writing degree remotely during a pandemic.
Lyndsey Garrett reviews her experience of the Cheltenham Literary Festival.
Mari Vindis shares her experience of adapting work from the page to the big screen.
Lyndsey Garrett takes a look at Imposter Syndrome and how it can impact our writing lives.
In her next blog instalment, Elizabeth Lovatt considers the short story form
Managing Editor of Content, Peter J Coles, gives advice on submitting to MIROnline
In her next behind-the-scenes instalment, Elizabeth Lovatt looks at how endorsements for a book are acquired
Writing as a Non-Native English Speaker by Angèle Eliane
In her next blog instalment, Elizabeth Lovatt talks to Nise McCulloch about poetry and its relationship with the MIR16 theme of climate
In her next behind-the-scenes instalment, Elizabeth Lovatt gives us an insight to the shortlisting and final selection process of MIR16
In her 3rd behind-the-scenes instalment, Elizabeth Lovatt examines creative non-fiction and how it fits with MIR16
Managing Editor Melanie Jones discusses the recent changes to MIROnline
In her 2nd behind-the-scenes instalment, Elizabeth Lovatt looks at how the team reads and reviews submissions
Exploring the theme and opening MIR16 to new submission types by Elizabeth Lovatt
Lauren Miller writes about connecting through books for Children’s Mental Health Week
The MIROnline team tells their writing resolutions for 2019
Lyndsey Garrett discusses inspiration, themed writing and deadlines
Martin Nathan looks at the use of online tools to construct landscapes in fiction
Arhondia writes about her experience of being an artist and a new mother
Managing Editor of MIROnline, Melanie Jones, discusses why we are free.
Stella Klein discusses her frustrations when writing.
Natalie England remembers what it’s like to write as a child.
Martin Nathan on the application of time in narrative.
Melissa Fu on her process for writing.
Vida Mikalcius on the importance of balance in the life of a writer.
A review by Lyndsey Garrett
Peter discusses what he learnt about writing by doing a lot of reading.
And the award goes to . . . Elinor Johns deals with nerves, burps and urges
Reading Allowed, by Sarah Hegarty
On Becoming a Writer, by Stella Klien
Anecdotal musings by Lyndsey Garrett
The Importance of Place in Writing, by Peter J. Coles
On Being Edited, by Kev Pick
Refining the Story, by Reshma Ruia
A final plane and polish, by Sue Tyley
On keeping the momentum going after the MA, by Zoe Gilbert
Kavita A. Jindal discusses the influence of politics on her writing.
The Edit – things are shaping up, by Sarah Alexander
Final Selection – Championing the Story, by Rebecca Rouillard
Poet Fran Lock writes on the connection between poetry and therapy.
To the Longlist – a whittling challenge, by Tamara Pollock
Things that made me say “yes” – or “no”, by SJ Bradley