Tips and Tricks to writing fiction

So you’ve decided to write something, huh? Maybe you have an idea for a novel that will blow Harry Potter out of the water;...

Creative Writing – Together

by Emily Maybanks

Look Up

Imagine a bustling town or city centre, with people everywhere. Overhead, there could be the clearest, bluest skies with the warmest sun beating down...

An interview with writer B.A. Hippsley

Former Swansea University, B.A. Hippsley is scheduled to have his first novel – Containment – published on 16th May 2018 by the independent publishers...

Growing Up

A poem by Emily Maybanks by Emily Maybanks

The Little Prince – a book to return to

The Little Prince – originally Le Petit Prince – was penned by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and was first published in 1943. Now, 75 years...

Creative Writing – a series of interviews

By: Emily Maybanks Have you ever wondered how your favourite authors can make characters come to life in your mind? Or, maybe you've always felt...

Cut pretty flowers from their stems

By: Rhys Swainston * disclaimer - contains content that some may find upsetting I walk past the café every day. There is a girl who works there...

Interview with Illustrator, Emily Wren

By: Emily Maybanks Living and working in Basel, Switzerland, Emily Wren is a freelance Illustrator and has recently illustrated a short story in Popshot’s recent...

World Poetry Day 2018

By: Emily Maybanks Today – 21st March 2018 – is World Poetry Day. Poetry is, of course, literary work in which the expression of feelings...

If you could see me now

By: Emily Maybanks Based on the lyrics to 'If you could see me now' by The Script. Got to keep myself calm but the truth is...

An interview with Kamand Kojouri

By: Emily Maybanks I caught up with writer and poet Kamand Kojouri; she was born in Iran and brought up in Dubai and Toronto. She...

Love Yourself Unconditionally

by Emily Maybanks If I could turn back the clocks, I would re-write every line of every stupid love letter that I wrote. Pages and...

Love is not a pair of shoes

by Heavyn Lester It would be nice if finding your true love was just like finding a pair of shoes. You could go to a couple...

Dreams

By: Emily Maybanks Inspired by songs from the 2017 film The Greatest Showman There are a million dreams keeping me awake. A million dreams for the world...

A Weekend with Dylan Thomas

By Gwen Miles On the first weekend of November, I made my way into the centre of Swansea to get involved in a celebration of...

Zach Meyer – Questions & Answers

By: Emily Maybanks I recently picked up a copy of Popshot – an illustrated magazine full of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. What really...

Tinsel and Glitter

By: Michael Jenkins This isn’t real. This is necessary. Come with me through the brick and rat exposed arches of Hafod’s Copperopolis in an industrial century...

Nothing She Can Do

By: Emily Maybanks

A letter to my 19 year old self

By: Emily Maybanks

Superhero

By: Emily Maybanks A spoken word creative writing piece, inspired by The Script's music.

Hungover Glory: The sequel to Drunken Glory

By: Emily Maybanks  Read Drunken Glory here.   I open my eyes and immediately shut them after being blinded by bright sunlight flooding through the tiniest gap...

Synonym of fear

by Emily Maybanks 31st October 2011… Halloween Young and sweet, I was seventeen Still a child, full of innocence With a craving for independence So much I didn’t but...

Listen to your daughter

by Gemma Woodhouse Humans are weird creatures. Investing years of a child’s life teaching them how to talk, write and draw. Sending them to drama...

Emily speaks about Swansea Student Media

Emily Maybanks speaks about Swansea Student Media and how it has helped her develop new skill and confidence.

The Script: Freedom Child – Important Messages

By Emily Maybanks Irish pop-rock trio The Script have returned with their fifth studio album called Freedom Child which was released on 1st September 2017....

World Mental Health Day 2017

Emily Maybanks talks about issues surrounding mental health and touches on her own experiences.

15 wonderful words from other languages that relate well to student...

By Emily Maybanks Inspired by reading a book called ‘The Greeks* Had a Word For It. (*and the Russians and the Japanese and the Dutch)’...

Drunken Glory: Inspired by the lyrics of ‘Glory’ by Bastille

By Emily Maybanks We’re lying with our backs against the solid, cold pavement; our heads against the curb, dangerously close to the road. The velvety...

Home

By Nezere Parkin The rain is beating against the window pane So much force My heart is racing as I receive another blow to my face, my stomach, my...