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Who is the real Elena Ferrante? (by Brenda Stones)

When the literary scandal broke, of Claudio Gatti unmasking the ‘true identity’ of Elena Ferrante in 2016, most people seemed content to accept that she was Anita Raja, the wife of novelist and journalist Domenico Starnone. However, now that Elena Ferrante prolongs her identity, even signing up to write a column for Saturday Guardian, maybe […]

How to add WEIGHT to Your Words

This month’s TV debates and hustings for leadership of the Conservative party – even if you positively loathe politics – provided a handy reminder of what works, and doesn’t, when giving speeches, talks and presentations.   What words and techniques caught your attention?  Without going into the details, here are my 5 practical takeaways: Particular words have weight and impact, […]

Share your work

On these pages you can share your writing with other WiO members … be it prose, poetry or non-fiction. You might even be looking for comments on your latest chapter or have a tricky villanelle you’re working on? This is the place to share your work and get ideas (sent privately, back to you, by […]