Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellows

The story of your research

You may find it surprising to know how much crossover there is between academic writing and story writing. The principles of storytelling can very successfully be applied to research for a dissertation or thesis. In this week’s CF Share Insights blog, RLF Consultant Fellow Heather Dyer explains how: https://rlfconsultants.com/the-story-of-your-research/  

Time and space to play

Struggling to get started with a new writing project and need an injection of enthusiasm? In our first post of the New Year, RLF Consultant Fellow Anne Wilson offers a creative way forward. https://rlfconsultants.com/time-and-space-to-play/

Searching for inspiration

In my recent post for the RLF Consultant Fellows, I talk about working with postgraduate students to come up with an original angle for their research and describe how my own search for inspiration led me to the story of the ships trapped in the Suez Canal during the Six-Day War. https://rlfconsultants.com/searching-for-inspiration/  

50th anniversary reunion of seafarers stranded in the Suez Canal

Yesterday, around 100 people attended the 50th anniversary reunion at the Merseyside Maritime Museum of seafarers who were stranded in the Suez Canal at the outbreak of the Six-Day War. On 5 June 1967, 14 merchant ships of eight nations from both sides of the Cold War were trapped in the Great Bitter Lake, and …

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When the blank page is your friend

If you have a paragraph that is not flowing well, RLF Consultant Fellow Cherise Saywell has an excellent technique for picking it part and reconstructing it in a new way. Suddenly, the blank page we have come to fear becomes a useful tool. https://rlfconsultants.com/when-the-blank-page-is-your-friend/

University of Sussex Teaching and Learning conference – inclusive teaching

Excellent teaching and learning conference at the University of Sussex today. The focus was on inclusive teaching – how to bring the subject to life and make learning relevant for students. One highlight for me was a session run by Social Work course leaders, students and service users. Instead of getting the students to analyse …

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Storyboarding

This week’s RLF Consultant Fellow post comes from Jane Bingham. She suggests using a visual approach to your writing assignment, using the technique of storyboarding – as if you were creating a film. https://rlfconsultants.com/category/whats-happening/  

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